Mortality data in the UK has continued to show a slowdown in the trend towards longer life expectancy. Suspicions that the early signs were a blip have been dashed. We are still living longer than before, but the rate at which average lifespans are improving is slowing down. Attention is turning to what has caused this trend.
How long we live depends on many factors, but there is increasing focus on how important education is for health and long life.