Study: Life Expectancy Gap in the U.S. Favors Women over Men

A new study indicates that, on average, American men are dying about six years before their female counterparts.

According to Axios, the report was published on Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The study shows that the overall life expectancy gap between the two genders increased further in 2021, building off a trend that has been ongoing since 2011.

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Commentary: New Research Points to Dad’s Drinking as a Significant Factor in Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Men drink more, are more likely to binge drink and are almost four times more likely to develop alcohol use disorder than women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Yet when it comes to diagnosing babies born with birth defects associated with alcohol consumption, such as fetal alcohol syndrome, historically only the mother’s drinking habits are taken into consideration.

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