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Population aging and age-related causes of death

Hello everyone! I wanted to populate this thread with some statistics to put our discussion into perspective. When we say aging, we mean the burden of age-related diseases first of all, right? So what exactly is this burden in terms of numbers of death caused by them.

Top causes of death globally by WHO in 2016.
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Top causes of death globally by WHO in 2000.
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Comments

  • NickOttensNickOttens Community Manager Barcelona, SpainPosts: 455 admin
    Thank you for sharing! I'll move this discussion into Obstacles to Long Life.

    One of the arguments we've had is whether or not old age should be considered a disease. One can make the argument that aging is really the root cause of many non-communicable diseases, right?
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