Why has human life span increased over the years?

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    Humans did not reach this maximum human life span because of acute events such as trauma and infection. In the last hundred years, though, amazing strides in medical technology and public health have greatly reduced the death rates from such events. The major cause of early death in humans is now more often from self-inflicted suboptimal lifestyle behaviors. That is, we do too little exercise, eat too much, sleep too little, and stress too much.

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