Life Span

Lack of nursing home input compromised obesity-lifespan studies, researchers say

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The exclusion of nursing home residents should cast serious doubt on studies showing a positive relationship between obesity and lifespan, according to a new report.

As life spans expand, so do Medicare, Social Security costs, study finds

By 2050, Americans could be living three to eight years longer than current government projections. That could result in significantly higher costs to Social Security and Medicare, a new study released Monday reveals.