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Q: A article :21st century increasing life expectency is ending. & its contents. ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: A article :21st century increasing life expectency is ending. & its contents.
Category: Health > Seniors
Asked by: hyangarden-ga
List Price: $200.00
Posted: 09 Mar 2005 07:22 PST
Expires: 08 Apr 2005 08:22 PDT
Question ID: 488672
Three days ago, I surfed on www.worldhealth. net, then,to be
transfered possibly to another website to find an (news?) article (may
be):21st century increasing life expectency is ending. Debated by Dr.
S. Jay Olshansky to say that two storms: obesity and infectious
disease would affect the results of human expentency to decline in
21st century. But  Dr. James W Vaupel of the Max Planck institute from
Germany by a fax has predicated - "It is a small chance, less than one
is 100, that Dr. Olshansky ........ prove correct."  (Besides, some
demographers have attended the debate.) Would you like to let me know
where is the website to be found the article and its contents ? Or,
e-mail the article and contents for me ?  Thanks !
Subject: Re: A article :21st century increasing life expectency is ending. & its contents.
Answered By: thx1138-ga on 09 Mar 2005 07:38 PST
Hello hyangarden and thank you for your question.

The article you are looking for is called "Life is too short, and it
might be getting shorter" and was published on November 4, 2004.  See
below for details.

"Life is too short, and it might be getting shorter 

Expert says life spans have peaked, could soon decline 
November 4, 2004


Some excerpts:

"Olshansky blamed the rising tide of obesity and the reemergence of
deadly infectious diseases for threatening to dash Americans'
confidence that each generation will live longer than the one before."

"Said Vaupel, "There is a small chance -- less than one in 100 -- that
Olshansky's prediction of declining life expectancy might possibly
prove correct."

For copyright reasons I am unable to post the full article here,
however if you click on the link below you will be able to read the
full article.

Thank you for your question and if you need any clarification of my
answer, do not hesitate to ask before rating my answer.

Very best regards


Search strategy included:
"Jay Olshansky" "life expectancy" Vaupel 
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