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UK 'fares badly in European health league table'


www.gdaguru.com today reports that the UK is lagging behind progress by similar countries on many indicators for ill-health, research suggests. 05-03-2013

Health data over 20 years was compared with figures from 18 other countries in the research published in the Lancet.

In the 20 years from 1990 to 2010 that The Lancet study examined, average life expectancy increased by 4.2 years in the UK to 79.9 years.
 
But the premature death rate had hardly changed in the UK for both men and women aged 20-54.
 
Among the leading causes were heart disease, cancers and chronic lung disease.
 
These are linked to avoidable risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure and obesity, which are still all too common in the UK, say Chris Murray, from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, University of Washington, USA, and colleagues who carried out the analysis of global data.

But progress is being made on conditions like diabetes, where the UK appears to be ahead of many of its European neighbours and other high-income countries like the US and Canada.

With thanks to www.bbc.co.uk
 
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