Posted on September 24th in Longevity Nutrition
Benefits of Supplementation are Evident with Age. Part I
Statistic information about the evolution of some diseases and changes in causes of mortality.
Can we live forever? Probably not, but we may be able to enhance the quality and quantity of our lives.
Consider this: At the turn of the last century, the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the United States were infectious diseases such as pneumonia, diphtheria, and tuberculosis. This profile has changed dramatically within the last few generations. Currently, the leading causes of death in the United States are chronic diseases. In fact, chronic illness affects 45 percent of the population – 100 million individuals – and accounts for 85 percent of national health expenditures, $659 billion annually.
By the year 2030, costs of treatment for chronic diseases are expected to reach $800 billion.
Numerous reasons account for the change in causes of mortality. Improvements in public hygiene, the discovery of antibiotics, and other medical interventions have controlled or eradicated some infectious conditions. However, our declining rates of infection cannot solely explain our increased incidence of chronic diseases.
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