Is a long life really better?
Reports from different sources have recently highlighted there is a difficulty in relying on one set of statistics alone to indicate health improvements.
The Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study, published in The Lancet, involved a large, multinational analysis of health improvements throughout the world. Of note, the study revealed some mixed findings.
There’s little doubt longevity is still increasing significantly throughout the world, and dramatically in developing countries. Life expectancy, for example, has increased on