Death Of American Exceptionalism - China Overtakes America In "Healthy Life Expectancy"

For the first time ever, China has overtaken America in healthy life expectancy at birth, according to a new report. “Healthy life expectancy” is defined by years lived in good health or without significant illness.

The report, from the World Health Organization (WHO), reveals Chinese newborns could experince 68.7-years of healthy life ahead of them, compared to just 68.5-years for American babies. While the margin between healthy life for both countries is minuscule, the crossover represents the understanding that America is in decline.

Though Americans born in 2018 can still expect a longer life — 78.5-years to be exact, compared to China’s 76.4-years; however, the last ten years of an American’s life is usually plagued with significant health-related problems.

“The lost years of good health that are a factor in calculating healthy life expectancy at birth are lower for China, Japan, Korea and some other high-income Asian countries than for high income ‘Western’ countries,” said WHO spokeswoman Alison Clements-Hunt.

The data also shows that America is one of the only five countries, along with Afghanistan, Georgia, Grenadines, Saint Vincent, and Somalia, where healthy life expectancy at birth is reversing.

Since 2005, the outlook for Singaporean babies has never been better, who can live free of significant health-related issues until 76.2-years, followed by Japan, Spain, and Switzerland.

In overall global life expectancy rankings, America places 40th among all other countries, while China ranks 37th.

China has seen a dramatic improvement in overall life expectancy in recent years. Meanwhile, overall life expectancy in the United States peaked in 2014 at 79-years, which Reuters calculates that China could overtake the United States around 2027.

“Chinese life expectancy has increased substantially and is now higher than for some high-income countries,” said Clements-Hunt.

The WHO’s numbers reflect that something is not quite right in America. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirmed in December that the average American life expectancy at birth declined in 2016 for the second consecutive year – the first multiyear decline since 1963, when a flu epidemic led to a rash of deaths as hundreds of thousands of elderly Americans succumbed to the virus.

Clements-Hunt believes drug overdoses and worsening wealth inequality could be some of the trends responsible for declining American life expectancy.

“The increasing rates of drug overdose deaths, mainly from opioids, suicides, and some other major causes among younger middle-aged Americans, particularly in less affluent area,” she said.

While it is no mystery that American Exceptionalism is declining, China, on the other hand, is gradually accelerating with a healthier workforce that will be the needed energy in its economy to dethrone the American Empire in the next decade. Significant changes are coming to the global economy and while today’s data from the WHO does not seem substantial, remember, a critical component of any economy besides robots is the human factor.

Comments

takeaction Fri, 06/01/2018 - 01:00 Permalink

PORKERS...The food is the problem.  Sugar...Genetically Modified Corn/Soy etc.  Artificial sweeteners.  I have a challenge for you.  Eliminate ALL sugar from your diet...including artificial.  You won't believe how hard it is to do. Your food should really have one ingredient...that is it. 

Carrot

Brocolli

Egg

etc.  One ingredient...and not contaminated with modification or pesticides.

directaction revolla Fri, 06/01/2018 - 01:29 Permalink

Dope, booze, obesity, junk food, modern medicine, sitting around doing jack nothing, staring at computers and TVs, it’s a miracle the fat lazy gluttonous slobs populating the United Satans live past 50 or 60. 

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Jerusalem Cats directaction Fri, 06/01/2018 - 02:07 Permalink

I once heard someone in a market saying: "I'm from Israel, I've come to America to become FAT and LAZY!" That is what the world thinks of the average American, Fat and Lazy. As a side note, Israelis live 14 year longer then Americans even with all their smoking. Some say it is the "Mediterranean Diet", some say it is all the Mandatory Army Physical training in the IDF Some say it is all the walking.

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the artist directaction Fri, 06/01/2018 - 02:28 Permalink

Even so, I don't believe the stats coming out of China for a second...not on their economy, productivity or healthcare...nothin.

Id put our lazy, gluttonous slobs against theirs any day. 

What ever happened to all the sawdust, plastic, formaldehyde and melamine they were putting in their food??? Is that all for export? I don't think so. 

 

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Hmmm... brushhog Fri, 06/01/2018 - 17:13 Permalink

Bravo and Congrats my good man!!  {smile}  My husband works to the extreme like that too and is doing so as I text.  It's easy to do in the vastness of the redwood forest.  Keep up the good work out there, your family needs you and your example which seems stellar.  I'll bet your sweetie's awfully proud of you too!  Thanks so much for doing whats right by your family in your making a positive difference on the planet ...just by being you and sharing it here.  Have a great day mister mister!  {smile}  Pam&Punky

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Indo_Expat pc_babe Fri, 06/01/2018 - 08:08 Permalink

As if that matters to anyone else other than the pathetic ZH shitbags that base their entire self-worth and lives on the registration date on a website. Fuck, even the faggot liberal shitheads don't carry on like you total losers or attempt to use it to silence commenters that don't meet with your twisted mentalities. 

Fucking cunts, pity the people around you complete failures in life that have to listen to you go on and on about your hilarious "achievement."

HA HA!

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css1971 takeaction Fri, 06/01/2018 - 03:10 Permalink

Yup.

There are 2 main problems.

  1. Your insulin levels. A good 50% of Americans are now insulin resistant. Meaning they have constantly raised insulin levels. Insulin prevents weight loss and drives weight gain.
  2. Gluten, tells the gut to allow stuff through into your bloodstream which shouldn't be there.

Insulin drives the fat storage, and gluten drives the autoimmune problems.

Solution is to exclude food types which drive these systems. And that's carbohydrates (sugars) and especially high gluten content foods (grains, particularly modern wheat - bread, pastries)

If you are overweight then you need to get your insulin levels down before you'll lose it.

Worth pointing out the Chinese have a large and growing diabetes problem, just like the west, due to increasing carbohydrate consumption. In their case rice rather than wheat.

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roddy6667 css1971 Fri, 06/01/2018 - 03:52 Permalink

Americans have this idea in their heads that Chinese eat rice, not wheat. In the north of China, say north of Shanghai, wheat is more common as a food. Rice does not grow there, but wheat does. Noodles, bread, and dumplings are a big part of daily life.

Americans think what they get in a "Chinese restaurant" in America is Chinese food. It is not. It is food they learned to cook for Americans when the came to America. I've been living here 5 years and visiting almost 10 years. You can't find General Tzo's chicken or orange chicken or any of the popular dishes in China. Nobody has ever heard of them. Fried rice is leftovers. It is what frugal housewives do with leftover rice and scraps from last night's dinner. it would be an insult to serve it to a guest.  

 

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Ghost who Walks roddy6667 Fri, 06/01/2018 - 07:59 Permalink

Roddy,

Imagine what the life expectancy will be for China when they give up smoking, binge drinking spirits and improve air-quality in the cities?

I hope they also focus on cleaning up the rivers and lakes where they grow their fish and ducks.

When you consider the current negatives to public health in China, the trend is their friend once they start to change the negative behaviours. Hepatitis is also endemic due to eating practices and this is reflected in high rates of liver disease.

Improving driver education and performance will also improve overall life expectancy.

What do you think is the easiest item for the CCCP to implement?

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tion css1971 Fri, 06/01/2018 - 09:01 Permalink

>tells the gut to allow stuff through into your bloodstream

candida overgrowth> hyphae puncture gut lining > leaky gut lets proteins pass directly  into blood stream. Food grade diatomaceous earth and homemade fermented veggies are cheap ! The reusable clamp top glass jars with seal are convenient for fermenting the veg because you don’t need to worry about mold but you need to set it in a Tupperware cause all that probiotic gas will make it overflow a bit.

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Grimaldus takeaction Fri, 06/01/2018 - 06:39 Permalink

I'll do better than that. Sugar AND all fast carbs and all man made oils. Try that. There is a reason they do not put grain in dog food anymore. It kills them.

Everyone thinks I am crazy but are jealous of how the weight has dropped and keeps dropping off.

Close to fighting weight now.

20% meat and 80% mostly green veggies, fruit when in season only. Potatoes, carrots peas are carbo bombs too so none of that either.

 

Hat's off to Denninger!

 

 

 

 

 

Grimaldus

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InnVestuhrr takeaction Sat, 06/02/2018 - 23:32 Permalink

BULLSEYE !!!!!!!!

Tsunami of propaganda on ZH about how jews, israelis, zionists, etc control USA govt, they do have excessive control, BUT the control exerted by the sugar lobby (incl corn HFCS) is far greater and causes far greater harm to Americans, ie metabolic poisoning.

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Shed Boy Fri, 06/01/2018 - 01:05 Permalink

Yup. Having spent time in China I can tell you there are very, very few fat people. And even traveling all over the country I never saw a single person in any Walmart I went in riding around on a scooter with an air tank in the back...in spite of the fact their air is almost unbreathable.

Ghost who Walks Grimaldus Fri, 06/01/2018 - 08:24 Permalink

Take a trip to China and work your way through the coast and into the interior.

What caught my eye was after coming back to Australia after completing 3 years in China was how many fat people I immediately noticed in Australia!

Only one of my Chinese employees was fat, and he was my driver. Some of them were painfully thin, but healthy.

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MagicCooler Fri, 06/01/2018 - 01:05 Permalink

Meh... China is a very homogeneous society.

America is not.

Factor out our 47 million slave-descended Negroes, who according to Obama's own CDC have a 16.7% higher mortality rate than average, then tell me how we stack up against the chinamen.