Leading health expert says he is "deeply concerned" and austerity may be to blame.
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Life expectancy increases have 'ground to a halt'www.independent.co.uk Improvements in life expectancy have almost "ground to a halt", a leading academic has warned. Professor Sir Michael Marmot said he was "deeply concerned" that increases in life expectancy had levelled off since 2010. He said the stagnation needs "urgent" investigation. Historically, improvements in life expectancy at birth had been around a one year increase every five years for women and every three and a half years for men.
Rise in life expectancy has stalled since 2010, research showswww.theguardian.com Sir Michael Marmot, a former government adviser, highlights ‘miserly’ levels of spending on health and social care
Rising life expectancy in England has slowed since recessionwww.newscientist.com The pace of improving life expectancies has halved in England since the global recession began. Austerity cuts to healthcare and social care may be to blame
What is average life expectancy in the UK for men and women and where in the world can you expect to live longest?www.thesun.co.uk LIFE’S only certainties are death and taxes, but do you know when the first one is likely to catch up with you? As it emerges that increases in UK life expectancy have ground to a halt, we gi…