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New study showing Americans are living longer than they did just twenty years ago but they're not always enjoying the picture of good health then.
At what cost -- -- this is live in our New York newsroom with more details as Brian what about this -- stuff.
-- -- good news and bad news the twenty year study by the institute for health metrics and evaluation shows Americans are living longer but not necessarily healthier.
The study published in the journal the American Medical Association.
-- data and a 187 countries showing -- life expectancy in both men and women in the US rose from somebody five point two years in 1990.
To 78 point two years in 2010.
-- while Americans are living longer they're spending more -- suffering from non fatal chronic disabilities like depression anxiety bone and joint diseases.
And chronic illnesses like diabetes and outside.
-- The combination of all those disabling conditions means that people are actually spending more time with chronic disorders.
And that's something that we all need to deal with both as individuals and for the health care system.
Doctors blame obesity which has overtaken tobacco as the most important factor in living a long healthy life.
For physical and activity high blood pressure and alcohol drinking increase the possibility.
Of being unhealthy as you age in the last twenty years the US has spent more per capita on health care than any other nation but during that time America's -- -- every major health category including life expectancy from twentieth to 27.
Out of 34 other wealthy nations Fox -- held senior managing editor doctor Manny Alvarez.
Individual responsibility becomes very important and other nations but you've got to shore up for your poor your appointment -- got it.
Take your medication.
You've got to follow the instructions when it comes to lifestyle issues.
Kerry for chronic disabilities and obesity accounts for nearly half of the cost of US health -- Kelly.
While that's a lot of work that we've got to do a lot of heavy lifting there no pun intended as a -- -- and.
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