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In 2020, the number of healthy life years at birth in the EU was 64.5 years for women and 63.5 years for men. Life expectancy at birth for women in the EU was, on average, 5.7 years longer than that for men in 2020 (83.2 years compared with 77.5 years). Healthy life years represent 78% and 82% of the total life expectancy for women and men, respectively. Therefore, on average, men tend to spend a greater proportion of their somewhat shorter lives free from activity limitations. Source dataset: hlth_hlye Among the EU Member States, Sweden recorded the highest number of…

Changing your diet may help you live up to 10 years longer

Share on PinterestA new study finds links between certain dietary patterns and longevity. Mayur Kakade/Getty Images Certain dietary changes can extend one’s life expectancy, a new study confirms. A diet rich in legumes and whole grains can add up to 1 decade to a person’s life if they start eating for longevity early enough. The study comes with a free, interactive online calculator people can use to explore the life expectancy benefits achievable by eating specific foods. It may come as no surprise that the type of food people eat can have a profound impact on their health. Having a…