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South Korean women to be the first to break 90-year-old life expectancy barrier

By yckim124   Wednesday, February 22, 2017   37,459   274   72
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A study by Imperial College London and the World Health Organization shows that South Korean women will be the first in the world to have an average life expectancy above 90.


The results were calculated by analyzing smoking rates, medical advances, and obesity patterns of 35 industrialized countries. By 2030, South Korea women are expected to have the longest life, averaging 90-years of age. 


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South Korean men also took #1 on life expectancy in 2030 with an average life expectancy of 84. On the other hand, Americans are expected to have one of the lowest life expectancies among the industrialized countries with an average life expectancy of 80 for men and 83 for women. 


A country's health system and diet are assumed to be the greatest factors influencing the life expectancies of its citizens. 


Prof Majid Ezzati stated to the BBC, "South Korea has gotten a lot of things right... They seem to have been a more equal place and things that have benefited people - education, nutrition - have benefited most people. And so far, they are better at dealing with hypertension and have some of the lowest obesity rates in the world."




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    9001reasons Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Don't they have the highest suicide rates in the world?

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    k_kid 9001reasons Friday, February 24, 2017

    Has nothing to do with life expectancy.

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    federick Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    I will still support Shinhwa even at their 80s.

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    bangeryun94 federick Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    You made me rather nostalgic. I had a very very good friend who loved Shinhwa. She was in her late 30s and she was like a mother to me. She was killed in the terrorist attacks in France. Every night I play Venus for her. I hope she knows how much I miss her

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    The_Rose_Knows bangeryun94 Thursday, February 23, 2017

    I'm so sorry :(

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    noly_hotoke Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Kimchi is <3

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    Winston Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    it will be strange for SK to BOTH hold the title of Country with the LONGEST LIFE expectancy and Country with the HIGHEST SUICIDE Rates at the same time. one tells you how good the life and medical advances the country have, while one tells u the mental state of the people living there. Hmm

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    snsdtwinkle Winston Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Suicide has nothing to do with life expectancy... That's like saying eating a lot of chocolate is the cause you always fail on exams, like that's not even a correlated factor. Life expectancy is the statistical time you're expected to live by measuring the length of your telomeres found in your DNA. It does not include if you will develop a chronical illness, an accidental death or suicide.

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    bangeryun94 Winston Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Japan has passed us now. I had the same thought. People living to be 90 when the largest number of suicides come from the elderly when they get sick and don't want to burden their children. It's no good living til 90 if you're not healthy to enjoy it. We drink and smoke excessively so I just don't get how we got 1st

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    lhodboy Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    interesting how this article cut the initial one from the BBC. Japan is cut out from all chart and SK is only compared to US, need to understand how a comparaison between a continent sized country and SK is relevant... It looks like this has been designed to boast poor nationalistic pride of knetizens. Not the best idea in this trump era....

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    H8erade lhodboy Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Um you can compare a state similar in land size to Korea, like Indiana and the life expectancy in Indiana is much lower. You can also do for state with the highest life expectancy, which happens to be the state with the most asians (Hawaii) and it's still lower.

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    KPOPBLK lhodboy Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Don't you think if they wanted to boast nationalistic pride, they would have left Japan in because they beat Japan's life expectancy rate?

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    lhodboy KPOPBLK Friday, February 24, 2017

    As the values are quite closed if you look at original BBC post (women's life expectancy) it seems they prefered to simply erased some countries such as France (idk) and Japan (I have some intuition why). I really love Korea for many reasons, but it's somehow depressing to see that "pute à clics" websites like akp are doing the same "alternative facts" that our duck friend.

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    Classico lhodboy Sunday, February 26, 2017

    Korean men and women outlived Japanese men and women in the study. Japanese men for instance came in at a 11th place.

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    Nadjeortez Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    doesnt matter how long they live if their families no longer take care of them and the govt doesnt take care of them.

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    ahgase88 Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    kimchi kimchi kimchiii

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    3percenter Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    I think you will find the most long-lived Koreans out in the countryside. Good healthy wholesome natural food, fresh clean air, and most importantly a low-stress rural lifestyle. Living in Korean city and living the stressed-out suicide inducing urban life probably shaves off 10 years.

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    koog008 Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    this is the power of kimchi and korean banchan

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    WickedOppa Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    I dont wanna live til 90 anyways.

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    pink_oracle WickedOppa Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Ikr, pass on that.

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