European men lag behind in life expectancy – BBC News 03-13-13

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The WHO said people are living longer than ever before, but men have seen less improvement and are a generation behind women. The gap between the sexes is 7.5 years and largely due to lifestyle and occupational differences.

As of 2010, life expectancy for women in Europe is 80 years, for men 72.5 years. The gap between the best and worst countries for male life expectancy is 17 years. For women it is 12. In the UK, the average life expectancy was 82.5 years for females and 78.5 for males.

Alan White at Leeds Metropolitan University said men are not programmed to die young and the survival gap between men and women not have to be so wide.”

Read the full article at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21760905

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