Despite advancements in science and medicine working to prolong our lives, our lifestyles offset their effects.
In the past infectious diseases caused millions of premature deaths, now an obesity pandemic threatens to do the same.
The significant increase in life expectancy seen around the globe during the past century is primarily attributed to a reduction in child mortality, improved sanitation, the manufacture of new medicines and vaccines, and numerous other advancements in science and healthcare.
Life spans for residents of the UK and USA increased from around 50 to 80 years during this time.
This heartening news…