Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Longevity Revolution

Did you know that Americans gained an extra 30 years of life during the 20th Century? This phenomenon has been dubbed the "Longevity Revolution" by Robert Butler, and it has huge implications for the health care system, which Butler calls "a mess."

At a lecture at the USC Davis School of Gerontology, Butler spoke about longevity, which is the topic of his new book,The Longevity Revolution: The Benefits and Challenges of Living a Long Life. The most frightening thing he said, in my opinion, is that our children are eating such bad diets that they may live shorter lives than their grandparents. It gives us all something to think about.

To read more about Butler's talk, go to: http://www.usc.edu/uscnews/stories/16275.html.

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