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    Life Begins at Forty

    This was the title of a book written in 1932 based on US citizens life expectancy increasing to 60 years of age at the time it was written. Today the life expectancy for the US is around 79 years of age.
    Average life expectancy for Thais has increased from 60 years in 1970 to nearly 75 years today.

    My current partner was 42 when we met and I was 55. She has had some typical Thai health issues and I fully expect it will be a race to the line as to which one of us gets BBQ'd first. Having said that global figures show women living longer than men anyway. Just so they can get the last word in I suspect.

    World Life Expectancy

    The site in the link shows some interesting causes of death as well as global life expectancy. The colour codes highlight a number of 'Western' diseases prevalent only in the 1st world. While we in the west suffer from any number of chronic illnesses, some of the highest death rates in Thailand are linked to road traffic accidents

    Such a fascinating subject that I completely forgot what I was originally looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui View Post
    This was the title of a book written in 1932 based on US citizens life expectancy increasing to 60 years of age at the time it was written. Today the life expectancy for the US is around 79 years of age.
    Average life expectancy for Thais has increased from 60 years in 1970 to nearly 75 years today.

    My current partner was 42 when we met and I was 55. She has had some typical Thai health issues and I fully expect it will be a race to the line as to which one of us gets BBQ'd first. Having said that global figures show women living longer than men anyway. Just so they can get the last word in I suspect.

    World Life Expectancy

    The site in the link shows some interesting causes of death as well as global life expectancy. The colour codes highlight a number of 'Western' diseases prevalent only in the 1st world. While we in the west suffer from any number of chronic illnesses, some of the highest death rates in Thailand are linked to road traffic accidents

    Such a fascinating subject that I completely forgot what I was originally looking for.
    Have another hit off that Blunt and it'll all become clear!

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    [QUOTE=chassamui;

    Just so they can get the last word in I suspect.



    [/QUOTE] har har,

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    Good OP and link, Chass.

    I'm giving you a kudo - even though you despise me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chassamui
    Such a fascinating subject that I completely forgot what I was originally looking for.
    If it was Dementia the UK is in the top 14.
    Whilst Thailand is Number 5 for road deaths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Heart
    I'm giving you a kudo - even though you despise me.
    I do try to reply to the post and not the poster. Sometimes I do not succeed.
    Despise is rather a harsh word for our interweb relationship milky. I do not despise anyone on here. I tolerate a few, and I pity a few others, but mostly I just smile and scroll on down.
    Glad you found it interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey
    Dementia the UK is in the top 14.
    was wondering if any of this is connected to mad-cow decease in 1990s
    and is being kept under wrap.

    we did export a lot of beef.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy the kid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by klong toey
    Dementia the UK is in the top 14.
    was wondering if any of this is connected to mad-cow decease in 1990s
    and is being kept under wrap.

    we did export a lot of beef.
    Ive read that dementia is linked to fluoride.

    Good thread chass, I'm surprised to see the UK doing so well in developing cancers

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