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Life expectancy growth is slowing

A new report from Public Health England shows that preventable illness is one of many factors behind slowdown in raising life expectancy.

According to a Public Health England report, life expectancy improvement in the UK is now the second slowest out of 20 comparable countries, behind only the US.

After decades of progress, attempts to keep people living longer are beginning to fail, with people now only living three months longer than they did in 2011. Obesity, winter deaths and dementia are named as the key contributors to rising death rates.

People in England are now expected to live for an average of 81.4 years, with men still leading shorter lives (79.6 years) than women (83.2 years). 

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