It is a myth that we are all living much longer. It is a thesis which is very convenient (doctors and drug companies take full advantage of it) but it is, nevertheless, a myth.

Of course, it is perfectly true that there are more old people around today than there were a century ago.

But this isn’t because clever doctors and pill manufacturers have found ways to help us live longer.

There are two very simple reasons why we seem to be living longer.

First, the population is bigger. When the population is greater, the chances are that there will be more old…


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Source: Dr Vernon Coleman - MB ChB DSc Read the original article here: