How on earth do we keep talking about how much “progress” we’ve got going on in this country when people are literally dying younger?
It’s absurd to say “oh yes, you’re dying faster, but you are having more anal sex than ever before and men are using women’s bathrooms and cutting their penises off at a rate never before imagined.”
Do not even normies see how absurd this is?
Americans are dying from heart disease at a faster rate, stalling four decades of gains against the nation’s leading killer and driving up the U.S. mortality rate overall.
The death rate from heart disease rose 0.9% last year, according to U.S. mortality data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The death rate also rose 3% for stroke, the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S.
Both changes, which researchers tie in large part to the rise in obesity and diabetes, helped push life expectancy down by one-tenth of a percentage point, to 78.8 years, according to the CDC.
Cardiovascular disease has been the biggest killer in the U.S. for more than a century. But death rates from heart disease in the U.S. have declined nearly 70% since 1969, brought about by antismoking and other public-health campaigns, the advent of medications to control blood pressure and cholesterol, and new techniques for saving peoples’ lives from heart attacks.
The decline in heart-related deaths has been so precipitous, in fact, that until 2011 heart…