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Australians found to be living longer but in poorer health – The Guardian

Latest findings from a global study show high blood pressure, obesity and smoking were associated with the highest number of deaths in Australia

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Australians are living longer lives but in poorer health, as smoking, obesity and poor diets continue to leave people susceptible to disease and death.
The latest findings from the global burden of disease study, published in the international medical journal the Lancet, analysed 286 causes of death, 369 diseases and injuries, and 87 risk factors in 204 countries and territories.
It found that while healthy life expectancy in Australia has increased steadily over 30 years to 70 years in 2019 (…

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