This is brutal from the Washington Post, a long read but worth it. It boils down to us preventing/solving our own problems. Lift weights and cut carbs. Key quotes in the list. https://wapo.st/3ZF1zqt
1. The data analysis concentrated on people 35 to 64 because these ages have the greatest number of excess deaths compared with peer nations.
2. The best barometer of rising inequality in America is no longer income. It is life itself.
3. Medicines didn’t work or had terrible side effects.
4. “Eighty-plus percent of health outcomes are determined by nonmedical factors. And yet, we’re on this train, and we’re going to keep going.”
5. But some chronic diseases — obesity, liver disease, hypertension, kidney disease and diabetes — were also on the rise among people 35 to 64
6. The rate of obesity deaths for adults 35 to 64 doubled from 1979 to 2000, then doubled again from 2000 to 2019.
7. It is no surprise, Georgetown’s Griffith said, that middle-aged people bear a particular burden. They are “the one group that there’s nobody really paying attention to,”