life Expectancy increases by reducing the number of infections

 life Expectancy increases by reducing the number of infectionsA key factor in increasing the human life expectancy over the last century and a half has been a decrease in the number of infections that people are exposed to in childhood, approved in gerontology from the University of southern California. The authors examined data on health and mortality in Sweden during the period from the mid-18th to mid-20th century and came to the conclusion that generation whose childhood coincided with the period of the low level of infectious diseases in the country, subsequently lived longer and were healthier. Childhood infectious diseases can cause chronic effects, which in old age lead to an increase in heart diseases and cancers. To further increase the duration of life is necessary not so much to improve health care of the elderly people how to improve the quality of habitat for children, say the authors. Science (Russian text

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