Hard to say.... As I'm sure you know, the trouble with statistics is that they can be slanted in any direction. For example, if one considers all causes of death in the U.S. in the last decade, the large number of opioid overdoses is going to make a big dent in the average lifespan reading. You could try to only count deaths from "natural causes," but then you'd be injecting a bias as to what is or is not natural - a hazy distinction.LuckyR: It would be more accurate to say that it no longer lengthening (rather than shortening).
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