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Average life expectancy: USA 78, Italy 82 years

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In the United States, average life expectancy has shortened to around 78 years. It is the lowest figure in the G7, far from the 82-year average recorded in Japan, Italy and France [Scarane, ItaliaOggi].

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Elderly: average life expectancy in Italy 82 years, in the USA 78. Photo credit: Pasja1000 by pixabay

Cdares we know about good aging?

«After 65 years you need a correct protein intake of 1,2 grams per kilogram of body weight per day. They serve to counteract the reduction in lean body mass that we experience after a certain age, the so-called sarcopenia. If the organism does not have a sufficient supply of proteins, it deteriorates. A share of carbohydrates does not hurt "(Roberto Bernabei, head of the geriatrics department at the Gemelli Polyclinic Foundation) [De Bac, CdS].

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