Is MONEY key to longer life? Poor men are likely to DIE younger than rich men, say experts


New casts show the gap in life expectancy between the rich and poor is growing for the primary time since the 1870s – nearly 150 years ago.

And it is bad news for men – as the decisions show some who have unhealthy lifestyle habits including the ocean, smoking and poor diet suggest they are less likely to reach old age.

Academics from Cass Job School and the international Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) found people are red-hot longer overall.

However they also found the gap between the longest and shortest lifes ns arrives to be increasing.

The researchers blame the differences in lifestyle between socio-economic sorts – poorer and wealthier – for the differences.

Based on data from the Human Mortality Database, professor of statistics Les Mayhew and Dr David Smith systematic the differences in age between the earliest 10 per cent of adult deaths and the top 5 per cent of survivors.

Prof Mayhew bring to light that life expectancy grew and the gap between the richest and poorest exacted in the first half of the 20th century as everyone benefited from improvements in freshly laundered drinking water, better housing, higher incomes and better fitness.

But after 1950, inequalities in lifes n got larger rather than tight further.

He said: “We found that since the 1990s lifes n inequalities in men demand actually worsened in England and Wales.

“This is rtly due to some men now remaining to exceptionally old ages and in many cases equalling women, but at the other end of the sharing there has been a lack of progress.”

He added that the research indicated “the widening dis rity on poor lifestyle choices” is to blame – especially smoking, rot-gut and poor diet that are more likely to be made by the poorest in camaraderie.

In England and Wales, 5 per cent of men that have reached the age of 30 are vigorous on average to 96 year old, 33.3 years longer than the lowest 10 per cent.

This gap ripened by 1.7 years between 1993, when it was at its narrowest, and 2009.

For women, the longest surviving are reaching 98.2, 31 years longer than the lowest. The female gap reached its narrowest in 2005, but has since levelled out.

ILC-UK chief directorship Sally Greengross added: “This very timely disclose highlights how, despite huge increases in life expectancy, the gap between costly and poor is increasing for the first time since the 1870s.

“This style is rticularly worrying for society and policymakers must do more to begin to narrowed this gap again.

“Preventing inequalities in ill health and disability must be a primacy for policy action.”

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