Being wealthy adds nine years to life expectancy, says study

15 January 2020 – Guardian

A 10-year study, conducted across the UK and US, examined all the social and economic factors behind the reasons why people tend to deteriorate into ill-health as they age.

The final report was published in the Journal of Gerontology, with data from 10,754 UK adults aged 50 and older, and 14,803 US adults over 50. The aim being was to examine how long people can expect to live free from disabilities and to what extent socio-economic factors play a part.

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