Life expectancy in the UK has risen by 9.6 years since the 1960s yet in many European countries such as Italy and Spain it has increased by 12 years.

When life expectancy of a woman is compared to other industrialised countries the UK comes in at number 22 on the table, joint with Ireland. Japan remains at the top of the table.

It is believed that the reasons for the UK to be behind is linked to uncontrolled drinking levels, obesity and poor cancer survival rates.

The NHS maintain that they have done everything they can and hope that once the effects of their actions are felt the situation will improve.

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