Death by Science
Dying Is In Vogue: Americans’ Life Expectancies Dropping
By Nick Greene Fri., Jun. 17 2011 at 10:44 AM

​Each week, Death by Science gets on its hands and knees and crawls around, searching the dark world of science and technology. Often terrifying, sometimes humbling, our discoveries will make you run to the nearest 7-11 and stock up on canned goods and doomsday porn. This week, we found a study showing that in many places in America, people are starting to die younger.

Move over sexting, Kardashians and JNCO jeans. America’s got a hot new trend: dying young!

A recently completed study conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and published in the online journal Population Health Metrics found that in hundreds of U.S. counties, average life expectancy rates are falling. The national average is at an all-time high, yet certain areas are bucking the trend and people are dying like it’s 1959.

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