The Pros And Cons Of Aging

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As we grow and become elderly, we start encountering new life challenges, within them disabilities. Aging has been constantly increasing in numbers over the years. Generation after generation, the population keeps expanding making the amount of aging increase rapidly. It is estimated that the aging population will be almost doubled in 2050 compared to 2012, the responsible of this expansion of population are the baby boomers (census). Aging is something we will all face someday, and it would be beneficial towards everyone if we have the proper care, or answers for every situation we could possibly face as get older.
In the US aging is represented with a 14.1% which is one in every seven Americans. It may not be a large number right now, but it will increase in the upcoming years. The current US population is around 323,515,000 if we compare this to the population of the 20th century, which was 32.7 million we notice an increase of population. For the next 45 years there will be a
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After World War II it is believed that biomedical science achieved major development which caused tremendous improvement in the quality of health in society. One of the major successes in medicine was clinical epidemiology. The implementation of epidemiological practices to the study of large populations over years provided additional crucial information about environmental factors and disease. For example the first successful clinical epidemiology was done by Austin Bradford Hill and Richard Doll which indicated the relationship between lung cancer and smoking cigarettes. Knowledge about risk factors has helped control disease globally by reducing ten of the most common conditions that are determined to cause one-third of deaths worldwide (science). Longer life expectancy and better living conditions are two of the most important benefits of having good health
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