Bill Bryson publishes well-researched book where he notes middle income Europeans live longer than richest of us Americans. Should we worry ?

Update:

Book is called The body. Why do you think Europeans live longer?

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  • KaleyK
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago
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    About what? For nearly all animals, average life span maxes out at about 7x sexual maturity. You can splinter the data by Europeans vs Americans or rich vs poor but there will always be a cap. Modern medicine and wealth will never get us to the cap, that has to be achieved by diet, exercise, and overall fitness.

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    • KaleyK
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      Yes Stephen, modern medicine has taken us near the cap ... but it cannot do much more. That's the point you missed. We are nearing max longevity.

  • Tavy
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    Did you read his book? It will tell you why.

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