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How long is the human life span?

Dr. David L. Katz, MD, MPH
Preventive Medicine
The National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 77.9 years, based on an analysis of nationally representative data in 2007.
Kelly Traver
Internal Medicine

The general consensus is that the maximum human life span is about 120 years. In the United States, the current average life span is seventy-eight (for women, eighty years, and for men, seventy-five years). In the United States, despite the fact that the average spending (per person) on health care is grossly higher than any other developed nation, the American life span is a year or two shorter than in other developed countries. This is thought to be largely related to lifestyle issues.

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