A report released this week indicates that the life expectancy in the United States is once again increasing. Originally analysts had expected the average life expectancy to go down due to health and weight issued but it seems they were incorrect in their prediction.
The report from the Center for Disease Control says that on average people born now should expect to live approximately 78 years and 2 months. Obviously this isn’t a huge improvement but any increase at all is a good sign say many doctors.
Among the increase in life expectancy the United States has reportedly seen many fewer deathly cases of diseases and illnesses. Things such as the flu and pneumonia are being treated much more rapidly now and as a result they are less likely to be deadly.
The news also came out this week that it is not only the United States that is seeing the benefit of higher quality healthcare systems. Much of Europe has also been seeing continually rising life expectancies despite small increases in obesity. Of course US officials still say it is crucial that the current weight gain situation in the US be dealt with but the fact that life expectancy is still increasing means healthcare is moving in the right direction still.