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By 2030, the longest life span? Really?

 
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Hatcher



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:16 pm    Post subject: By 2030, the longest life span? Really? Reply with quote

How?

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/21/health/life-expectancy-increase-globally-by-2030/index.html
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Fox



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:24 am    Post subject: Re: By 2030, the longest life span? Really? Reply with quote

Hatcher wrote:
How?

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/21/health/life-expectancy-increase-globally-by-2030/index.html


The article answers your question:

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Ezzati believes the secret to South Korea's success has been the country's investment in childhood nutrition, education and technology as well as low blood pressure, low levels of smoking and good access to health care.

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"What South Korea has done goes completely against some Western countries ... against the prosperity agenda," Ezzati said, adding that we need to think about "social care, planning and pensions in an aging population."


What is unclear?
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chellovek



Joined: 29 Feb 2008

PostPosted: Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:15 am    Post subject: Re: By 2030, the longest life span? Really? Reply with quote

Fox wrote:
Hatcher wrote:
How?

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/02/21/health/life-expectancy-increase-globally-by-2030/index.html


The article answers your question:

Quote:
Ezzati believes the secret to South Korea's success has been the country's investment in childhood nutrition, education and technology as well as low blood pressure, low levels of smoking and good access to health care.

...

"What South Korea has done goes completely against some Western countries ... against the prosperity agenda," Ezzati said, adding that we need to think about "social care, planning and pensions in an aging population."


What is unclear?


Long term investment in public health and other things- "Does not compute". Too radical an idea, it's practically Communism
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World Traveler



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So what is the secret? On this, there is some consensus: investments in medical care, a health-conscious culture and a hearty diet underpinned by the ubiquitous presence of fermented vegetables, most notably kimchi.

Foodies around the world now integrate the pickled vegetables — typically cabbage — into their fare. But kimchi has long been a staple of Korean dining, immediately recognisable by its pungent odour and red appearance — the colour a result of an ample smothering of gochujang, a pepper-based condiment. It is made by fermenting vegetables with probiotic lactic acid bacteria and a host of other ingredients, including garlic and ginger.

The result is a dish rich in vitamins A and B and with abundant lactobacilli, the beneficial bacteria found in yoghurt, and in a healthy gut. For researchers, the benefits are manifold — from fighting cancer and lowering cholesterol to improving mental health and skin care.
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scott



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If in the year 2030 the average life expectancy in South Korea is 90, does that mean that on average Koreans born in 1940 should still be alive? Or does it mean that there will be people living to 135, because you need to average out all the ones who died in their 40s? I'm confused. I wish CNN would explain their propaganda more clearly.
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denverdeath



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

scott wrote:
If in the year 2030 the average life expectancy in South Korea is 90, does that mean that on average Koreans born in 1940 should still be alive? Or does it mean that there will be people living to 135, because you need to average out all the ones who died in their 40s? I'm confused. I wish CNN would explain their propaganda more clearly.


I think the stats shown are referring to when u were born. If u were born in 2010, then... If you are born in 2030 (if there are actually ANY babies in korea at that time), then...

So, those korean dudes n dudettes will, maybe, make it to 85 and 91, on average, in their lifespan. I guess assuming there's no ww3/4 orchestrated here, or no mass killings due to pinkeye or tb.
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oatmeal



Joined: 26 Nov 2013

PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

let me personally guarantee you that this article is full of you know what.
SK will not have the longest life expectancy by 2030 at 90 years old. The only way they do that is if the medical industry here is able to treat and cure most diseases and ailments. But naturally, no.

With the amount of fried chicken south koreans consume (#1 per capita in the world), this generation is going to have major obesity, cancer, and heart disease, most by 50-60 years old, but the stats don't show it yet because you have to wait until this generation hits their 50s, 60s etc.

The reason why they think Koreans will have that long life expectancy is because of the old generation that never grew up on mcdonalds, fried chicken and alcohol.

Korean grandparents today grew up on kimchi, fermented beans, and mostly fresh fruits and vegetables and that's why they are living right now to 90, 100, and beyond.

The current generation (youths) won't...they don't eat korean food like the parents and grandparents did. They will suffer the same ailments as Americans do.

Of course, if medicine is so advanced by then, anyone could have their health fail them at 50 but with medicine still drag along somehow til your 90. This is not an accurate and correct assessment by the article.
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