The Pros And Cons Of The Aging Population

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The average life expectancy has increased over the last century; the average life expectancy for women is 80 years while men are expected to live to about 75 years old. The population of older adults over the age of 65 years is expected to increase from 35 million in 2000 to 70 million by the year 2030. Aging is a slow decline in the ability of an organism to resist stress, damage, and disease. As the human body ages there are physical and biological changes that occur as well. The lifestyles that we chose to live have a large impact positively and negatively in the way we age. Every aspect of the body changes, from the skeletal system to the muscular to the cardiopulmonary system, even down the integumentary system. The Skeletal system is

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