Blacks Living Longer, Life Expectancy Gap Shrinks in US

Blacks Living Longer, Life Expectancy Gap Shrinks in US

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kenyan-girls-looking-forward-safespaces-picWhites in the United States have typically lived longer on average than blacks, but a new study released on Tuesday suggests that gap in life expectancy may be shrinking.

The shift appears to be because fewer African Americans are dying of AIDS and heart disease.

“Blacks are making small but important gains in terms of life expectancy,” said Sam Harper of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, lead author of the study.

(READ the story from Reuters)

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