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U.S. Men Die 6 Years Earlier Than Women- A Review on Life Expectancy Gap
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U.S. Men Die 6 Years Earlier Than Women- A Review on Life Expectancy Gap

The research was led by UC San Francisco and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and published in . ( We've known for more than a century that women outlive men. "There's been a lot of research into the decline in life expectancy in recent years, but no one has systematically analyzed why the gap between men and women has been widening since 2010," said the paper's first author, Brandon Yan, MD, MPH, a UCSF internal medicine resident physician and research collaborator at Harvard Chan School. Life expectancy in the U.S. dropped in 2021 to 76.1 year, falling from 78.8 years in 2019 and 77 years in 2020.The shortening lifespan of Americans has been attributed in part to so-called "deaths of despair." The term refers to the increase in deaths from suc...