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Thu April 19, 2012
Study: Many girls in U.S. will have shorter lives than their mothers
By Claudia Rowe, special correspondent
Despite living in a country with one of the best health-care systems in the world, thousands of American girls will have shorter lives than their mothers, according to new research from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME).
In 661 areas of the country life expectancy for women has stagnated or decreased since 1999.
“It’s tragic,” said Dr. Ali Mokdad, who lead the team of researchers evaluating American health and mortality trends across the country.