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梅干しがすっぱいと感じられなくなったら ふらついて歩けない?

Surprising Discovery Links Sour Taste to the Inner Ear's Ability to Sense Balance
TEHRAN (FNA)- Scientists at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences have discovered an entirely new class of ion channels. These channels let protons (H+ ions) into cells, are important in the inner ear for balance, and are present in the taste cells that respond to sour flavors.

Protons control whether a solution is acidic or basic. They set pH. Not surprisingly, protons do not cross cell membranes; they must be transported across the membrane through special proteins like ion channels.

Although a gene encoding an ion channel that lets protons leave cells has been identified, whether one gene or several genes were necessary to form an ion channel that lets protons into cells was unknown. Now, research into sour taste has identified the otopetrin family of genes as encoding proton-conducting ion channels.

This gene family was originally identified as important for balance: mice with mutations in otopetrin 1 (Otop1) are called tilted (tlt) because they cannot right themselves. The function of the encoded protein and why mutations in the gene cause a vestibular defect are unknown. But while studying taste perception, a group led by Emily Liman, USC Dornsife professor of biological sciences, discovered that Otop1 encodes a proton channel, providing hints as to how otopetrin1 contributes to inner ear function and balance.

Because sour taste is the perception of acidic substances, which have a high concentration of protons, Liman predicted that sour taste cells have an ion channel that responds to or transports protons. Indeed, eight years ago, her lab used biophysical approaches to show that protons enter taste cells through a specialized proton channel in the cell membrane. The gene encoding this channel and the structural properties of the proton channel were unknown.

Liman's lab used a molecular genetics technique called RNAseq to identify which genes were specifically expressed in sour taste cells and not other types of taste cells. Graduate student Yu-Hsiang Tu then tested candidate genes one-by-one until he found one that produced a proton-conducting protein when introduced into cells that did not have any proton-conducting channels.

After Yu-Hsiang had tested more than three dozen candidates, Liman had all but given up. "When Yu-Hsiang called me in to the lab and showed me the otopetrin data, I could not believe we had finally found it," Liman said. "We had been looking for so many years."

In addition to Otop1, there are two other related genes in vertebrates (Otop2 and Otop3), and this gene family is represented in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. Otopetrins are structurally different from all other ion channels, and all of the otopetrins form proton channels, suggesting that these proton-conducting channels are evolutionarily conserved. Each of the otopetrins has a distinct distribution in many tissues, including the tongue, ear, eye, nerves, reproductive organs, and digestive tract.

In the vestibular system, Otop1 is necessary for the formation and function of structures called otoconia, which are calcium carbonate crystals that sense gravity and acceleration. The investigators speculate that the otopetrins maintain the pH appropriate for formation of otoconia and that the defect in the tlt mice is due to a dysregulation of pH.

In the taste system, otopetrins may be involved in sensing acids as part of sour taste perception. The function of these proton channels in other tissues is unknown.

"We never in a million years expected that the molecule that we were looking for in taste cells would also be found in the vestibular system," Liman said. "This highlights the power of basic or fundamental research."
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‘Silent killer’: New guidelines show 46% of US adults have high blood pressure
Doctors and experts from the American Heart Association, along with nine other groups, have bad news for 30 million Americans: they now have high blood pressure. This will bring the total number of US adults living with high blood pressure to 103 million.

The updated information indicates that high blood pressure (hypertension) will now affect nearly half of US adults, after the standards to diagnose the condition have been lowered from a threshold reading of 140 over 90 to 130 over 80. The new guidelines were announced on Monday at an American Heart Association conference in Anaheim, California.

Blood pressure is measured by the systolic pressure (the top number), and the diastolic pressure (the bottom number). The revised rules state that a reading of 130 over 80 through 139 over 89 will be considered stage one hypertension, and a reading of 140 over 90 or above will be considered stage two.

The updated guidelines indicate that 46 percent of US adults will be considered to be living with hypertension, compared to 32 percent under the old standard.

Hypertension occurs in humans when "the force of the blood flowing through your blood vessels, is consistently too high," according to the AHA. The symptoms for high blood pressure will not be immediately obvious, which is why it is often called “the silent killer.”

“We want to be straight with people – if you already have a doubling of risk, you need to know about it,” said Paul Whelton, professor of global public health at Tulane University, according to USA Today. “It doesn’t mean you need medication, but it’s a yellow light that you need to be lowering your blood pressure."

David Goff, director of cardiovascular sciences at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, said the new standards are supported by solid science and “have the potential of improving the health of millions,” USA Today reported.

The updated guidelines recommend lifestyle changes, and eating healthy, among other suggestions, as good ways to lower blood pressure.

As the revised information reaches the American public, only about half the of the people in the US living with hypertension under the previous guidelines have their condition under control.

“I don’t underestimate the challenge of what we need to do,” Whelton said.

A quarter of all deaths in the US every year ‒ around 610,000 people ‒ is due to heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Coffee sold in California could soon carry cancer warnings

The long-running dispute that coffee products, ranging from lattes to packaged beans contain the cancer-causing chemical acrylamide, resumed on Monday in a Los Angeles courtroom.

According to the court papers, seen by the Associated Press, roasted coffee beans contain low levels of acrylamide which is also found in cooked foods such as french fries.

The plaintiff, the Council for Education and Research on Toxics (CERT), claims Starbucks and about 90 other companies, including grocery stores and retail shops, failed to follow a state law requiring warning signs about hazardous chemicals.

The coffee industry has acknowledged the presence of the chemical but argued the trace amounts of acrylamide found in coffee are too insignificant to cause a health risk and are outweighed by benefits from drinking coffee. It claimed that foods such as toast, cereals, roasted asparagus and baby food all contain the chemical.

CERT lawyer Raphael Metzger said the larger goal is to motivate the industry to remove the chemical from coffee, which would also benefit his own three-cup-a-day fix.

"I'm addicted − like two-thirds of the population," Metzger said. "I would like the industry to get acrylamide out of the coffee, so my addiction doesn't force me to ingest it."

A verdict in favor of CERT could hit the industry with astronomical penalties.

Under the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, passed by voters as Proposition 65 in 1986, private citizens, advocacy groups, and attorneys can sue on behalf of the state and collect a portion of the civil penalties.

"It is hard to imagine a product that could satisfy this exemption if coffee does not," defense attorney James Schurz said in court papers. "The answer to the question of whether Proposition 65 requires coffee to carry a cancer warning must be an emphatic 'No.'"

Two years ago coffee companies lost the first round in the case which kicked off in 2010. They are now presenting their last defense.

Two of the defendants have settled in the past month and agreed to post warnings. The operator of gas station convenience stores, BP West Coast Products, agreed to pay $675,000. Yum Yum Donuts agreed to pay nearly $250,000.

The results of a study published in July by the American College of Physicians showed coffee drinkers had a lower risk of death from a number of deadly diseases.
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Starve cancer of energy with natural molecule, study advises

Cancer’s energy source can be thwarted by a naturally-occurring molecule which stops affected cells from consuming sugar, according to a new study.

Koningic acid (KA) was found to disrupt the metabolism of cancerous cells.

Published in Cell Metabolism the team from Duke Cancer Institute in North Carolina first set out to study the ‘Warburg effect,’ a known but little understood process in which cancer cells modify their metabolism to consume glucose for energy production.

The team compared stages of the Warburg effect to that of normal cell activity. An enzyme known as Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) was found to control the rate of glucose processing in cancer cells.

Researchers tested koningic against GAPDH and discovered how to successfully curb its glucose consumption in mouse models. Normal cells were not affected by the introduction of the molecule.

The Warburg effect has varying levels of influence in cancers, even being absent in some cases. A model to measure the GAPDH enzyme’s effect was developed, allowing the team to know when the introduction of KA is a sufficient treatment.

“We’ve seen with genetics that cancers can be targeted based on whether certain mutations are present, and it could be that selectively targeting tumors based on their metabolism could have a similar impact,” the study’s lead author, Maria Liberti, said in a press release.

Further study of their findings is needed, according to the researchers, who say their discovery needs to be reproduced in more animal studies. Other molecules may also be able to produce the same results as koningic acid, they said.

Koningic Acid コニンギン酸
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歩く楽しさ 歩ける喜び 2017/5〜7



カルミア 石楠花の仲間ですね。葉や花が似ています。アメリカシャクナゲ





しばらく測定に専念していました。おめにかけるものもなかったし、しばらく間が開きました。少し前に取ったものです。カビ? コケ?

船橋市のVIP専用階段。赤い絨毯が敷いてあるような! 地中海風の瓦を載せた建売住宅開発の地域です。誰の発案?



船橋市地方卸売市場の前の交差点で信号待ちをしていたら、脇に60代半ばかと見られるオヤジが追いついてペットボトルから水を一口飲み、「渋滞しているな、今日は祭りで本町通が通行止めだからか」とつぶやきました。私がどちらから来たのかと聞くと「俺か? 船橋運動公園から走ってきたんだよ」と。3.5kmはあります。信号が変わると独自のフォームで走っていきました。






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欧州産豚肉が肝炎ウィルスに汚染 ソーセージは71度以上に20分加熱が必要

Tens of thousands of Britons are being infected with a potentially life-threatening virus by pork imported from the EU, according to doctors.

The number of people affected by the HEV virus, dubbed the ‘Brexit virus’, tripled between 2010 and 2015, according to Public Health England.

Although it tends to induce flu-like symptoms, the number of people experiencing serious illnesses rose from 368 in 2010 to 1,244 in 2016.

“The number of HEV cases tripled from 2010 to 2015… with a trend towards more severe and prolonged illness,” said scientists from Public Health England in a paper.

The deadly strain of the HEV virus, which infects 60,000 Britons per year, has been traced back to pig farms in France, Holland, Germany, and Denmark.

The virus is most likely to target those with weaker immune systems, such as transplant patients and pregnant women.

“I call it the Brexit virus. It attacks the liver and nerves, with a peak in May,” Dr. Harry Dalton, a gastroenterologist at Exeter University, told a conference on neurological infectious diseases last week.

“It is particularly dangerous for people with suppressed immune systems such as those who have had organ transplants and possibly cancer.

“The virus seems to come from Europe,” Dalton added.

The virus used to be passed from person to person, and taking precautions as simple as observing better hygiene could prevent it.
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However, the virus in now also targeting livestock, with 10 percent of sausages infected, scientists believe.

As the virus can be killed by high temperatures, doctors are advising Britons to cook their sausages for at least 20 minutes at a minimum of 71°C.

He also said people should refrain from eating “pink” bacon, while transplant patients and pregnant women should stay away from pork altogether.

Roy Van Den Heuve, who reportedly contracted Hepatitis E from cured salami, has suffered partial but permanent paralysis of the shoulder and diaphragm.

“It started out like flu, but my arms and shoulders became so painful I had to go to hospital.

“They put me straight in intensive care,” he said, as cited by Jonathan Leake, science and environment editor at the Sunday Times.

“The virus had attacked the nerves in my armpits and diaphragm… I couldn’t breathe properly. Doctors traced the strain to salami, probably from Holland.

“It is cured, not cooked, and the virus survives in the fatty bits,” he added.

The Food Protection Agency said the virus has spread to most pig herds, with 93 percent of livestock affected, of which 6 percent have enough of the strain to infect humans.
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‘Filthy’ air pollution is killing more Brits per 100,000 than in US & South America


場所を で調べました。一部、特定できないものもあります。

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3 caffeinated drinks in 2hrs killed healthy US teen – coroner

A healthy 16-year-old boy died last month from ingesting too much caffeine in a short space of time, according to the county coroner. Davis Allen Cripe drank a large Diet Mountain Dew, a cafe latte from McDonald’s and an energy drink within two hours.

The county coroner confirmed Monday that a “caffeine-induced cardiac event causing a probable arrhythmia” was the cause of death, reported USA Today.

The teenager collapsed during class at Spring Hill High School in Richland County South Carolina on April 26.
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歩く楽しさ 歩ける喜び 2017/2〜4





















帰路、駅に近くなっていつも休む公園に小学生の女の子たちが遊んでいました。柵を足がかりにして備品保管用の倉庫の屋根に上り、どんどん飛び跳ねています。最近の女の子、スゲーナ! と足を止めてみていたら、色黒の女の子が近寄ってきて「歳いくつ?」と聞きます。素直に実年齢を答えると、「若ーい」と。「肌がきれいでそんなに見えない」、「私の父さんより若く見える」。


語学で攻勢に出た後、フィリッピンのことに話を切り替えます。そこまで行けばこちらのペース。ドゥテルテをどう思う? 「ブサイク」












ボウシュウスイセン 日本スイセンでこれは香りがあって珍しいと。甘い香りというよりもヒサカキの匂いに似ています。畑の手入れをしていたご婦人は、とても物知り。庭にしてしまうともう手を入れられなくなるから畑にしていると。これだけの畑、人力だけでは難しいですねと述べたら、小さな耕運機を使っておられるそうです。「昔はスコップ一つでやったのよ。まだ若かったし」と返されて、一瞬言葉に詰まりましたが、すぐ「いや〜 今でもお若いですよ」と切り抜けました。歳を聞くのは爺さんだけにしています。



本日の空間線量率 0.1358μSv/h 北総開発鉄道に近づくと0.136μSv/h程度出ます。







落としたか? よーく考えて、休憩場所に忘れてきたことに気づきました。取りに帰るには片道1.5kmほど歩かなくてはなりませんが、傾きつつある日差しを浴びながらせっせと歩きました。

















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Scientifically-Designed Fasting Diet Lowers Risks for Major Diseases

TEHRAN (FNA)- Results of a randomized clinical trial shows a periodic, five-day fasting diet designed by a researcher safely reduced the risk factors for heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other age-related diseases.

That's what happened for 71 adults who were placed on three cycles of a low-calorie, "fasting-mimicking" diet. The phase II trial, conducted by researchers at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, demonstrated a host of benefits from the regimen.

The diet reduced cardiovascular risk factors including blood pressure, signs of inflammation (measured by C-reactive protein levels), as well as fasting glucose and reduced levels of IGF-1, a hormone that affects metabolism. It also shrank waistlines and resulted in weight loss, both in total body fat and trunk fat, but not in muscle mass.

In effect, the diet reduced the study participants' risks for cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other age-related diseases, according to the findings published Feb. 15 in Science Translational Medicine.

"This study provides evidence that people can experience significant health benefits through a periodic, fasting-mimicking diet that is designed to act on the aging process," said Valter Longo, director of the USC Longevity Institute and a professor of biological sciences for USC Davis and Dornsife. "Prior studies have indicated a range of health benefits in mice, but this is the first randomized clinical trial with enough participants to demonstrate that the diet is feasible, effective and safe for humans.

"Larger FDA studies are necessary to confirm its effects on disease prevention and treatment," he added.

One hundred people participated in the trial from April 2013 to July 2015. The participants, ages 20 to 70 and all generally healthy, were divided into two groups for the randomized trial.

Participants in the first group, the control group, were asked to continue their normal eating habits for three months. People in the second group were placed on a three-month test of the fasting-mimicking diet.

Those on the special diet were required to eat food products supplied by the nutrition company L-Nutra during the fasting periods of five days each month. The diet, which was designed to mimic the results of a water-only fast, allowed for participants to consume between 750 and 1,100 calories per day. The meals for the fast-mimicking diet contained precise proportions of proteins, fats and carbohydrates.

After three months, participants in the control group were moved onto the special diet.

The researchers found that participants on the fasting-mimicking diet lost an average of about 6 pounds. Their waistlines shrank by 1 to 2 inches. Their systolic blood pressure, which was in the normal range when the study began, dropped by 4.5 mmHG, while their diastolic blood pressure dropped by 3.1 mmHg. Also, their levels of IGF-1 dropped to between 21.7 ng/mL and 46.2 ng/mL, reaching a range associated with lower cancer risk.

"After the first group completed their three months on the fasting diet, we moved over participants in the control group to see if they also would experience similar results," Longo said. "We saw similar outcomes, which provides further evidence that a fasting-mimicking diet has effects on many metabolic and disease markers. Our mouse studies using a similar fasting-mimicking diet indicate that these beneficial effects are caused by multi-system regeneration and rejuvenation in the body at the cellular and organ levels.

"Our participants retained those effects, even when they returned to their normal daily eating habits," he added.

The researchers also noted that participants considered "at risk" because they had risk factors such as high IGF-1, cholesterol, blood pressure or blood sugar levels, made significant progress toward better health.

For example, baseline fasting glucose levels for participants with high blood sugar levels (putting them at risk for diabetes) dropped into the healthy range, below 99 mg/dl -- but these levels didn't drop among participants who already had healthy levels at the beginning of the study. Cholesterol was reduced by 20 mg/dl in those with high cholesterol levels, and by about 5 mg/dl in all participants.

"Fasting seems to be the most beneficial for patients who have the great risk factors for disease, such as those who have high blood pressure or pre-diabetes or who are obese," Longo said.

The researchers had invited participants in the study for one last set of tests three months later, at the end of the diet. The research team found that the beneficial effects -- from weight loss, smaller waistlines and lower glucose, blood pressure and IGF-1 levels -- were sustained.

The next step for researchers is a large, FDA phase III clinical trial to test the FMD on patients diagnosed with age-related diseases or at high risk for them. The researchers said further investigation will determine whether the benefits of the diet can continue for several months.
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ロシアが一時的にNZ産牛肉の輸入を停止 筋肉増強剤ラクトパミン検出のため

Russia issues temporary ban on beef from New Zealand
The Russian agriculture safety watchdog has imposed a temporary ban on imports of beef and beef products from New Zealand, effective February 6.

“The measure comes after the feed additive Ractopamine, a stimulant fertilizer for promoting muscle growth, has been discovered in some samples,” the watchdog spokesperson said.

The watchdog also said that it might ban fish imports from New Zealand due to traces of mercury in some supplies.

New Zealand is not one of the Western countries facing a Russian food ban. Moscow introduced the measure in 2014 in response to sanctions imposed by the US, EU and their allies over Russia’s alleged role in the Ukraine crisis.

The ban Russia plans to impose on the beef would be disruptive because of the uncertainty, but it's the reality of being in the food business, Special Agricultural Trade Envoy Mike Petersen told Radio New Zealand.

The ban would not affect the country's trade relationship with Moscow, Petersen said, adding that further testing would show beef from New Zealand was clean.

The additive Ractopamine is not registered in New Zealand for use in beef cattle, according to the spokesperson for the country’s Ministry for Primary Industries.

“New Zealand food standards are among the highest in the world, and we are committed to producing high-quality, safe meat for domestic and overseas consumers,” the spokesman said.

The stimulant is allowed in pork feed in New Zealand but is prohibited in beef or sheep, according to Tim Ritchie, chief executive of the Meat Industry Association (MPI).

“As far as I'm aware there has been no formal communication through the normal regulatory channels,” he said, stressing that the MPI launched a residues projects with the last report showed no Ractopamine had been picked up.

Russian watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said it had asked New Zealand’s authorities to hold consultations on the issue.
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※ Kameko ‏@kameatemygarden 氏の2017/1/2のツイート

※ Kameko ‏@kameatemygarden 氏の2017/1/2のツイート

※ Kameko ‏@kameatemygarden 氏の2017/1/6のツイート

※ Kameko ‏@kameatemygarden 氏の2017/1/6のツイート

※ Kameko ‏@kameatemygarden 氏の2017/1/13のツイート

※ もじゃまろ ‏@mojamalo 氏の2017/1/19のツイート

※ Kameko ‏@kameatemygarden 氏の2017/2/1のツイート


固定電話はもちろん有線、インターネットも有線、電子レンジは使わない。電波出すのはパソコンかな? 携帯はいつも電池切れ。

管理人が保有するSOEKS DEFENDERは電波の防護が弱いようで自宅でスイッチを入れて置くと時々ピッと鳴って0.3μSv/h以上を示し。計数値がリセットされます。


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歩く楽しさ 歩ける喜び 2017/1






















「送りましょうか?」 私最初意味が分かりませんでした。友人が「車で送ってくれるって」





幕張駅近くの民家の白梅 ほぼ満開です。






実籾本郷公園の旧鴇田家住居 無料開放されています。午後4時まで。




東京豚骨ラーメンなどというものも見かけました。東京産の豚使用? 豚骨の使い方が東京風? 残念ながら私には縁がありませんが。
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※ Kameko ‏@kameatemygarden 氏の2017/1/16のツイート

※ Kameko ‏@kameatemygarden 氏の2017/1/16のツイート


へーぇ 今度やってみよう。


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Potayto, potahto: Controversial new ‘anti-famine’ GMO potato strains approved






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ジカウィルスにかかると睾丸が縮小する マウスの研究で判明

The mosquito-transmitted Zika virus that is responsible for some irreversible birth defects in babies could also be harmful to male fertility, a new study suggests. Infected mice had shrunken testicles and lower levels of testosterone.

The virus hits male mice’s reproductive system hard, said a study published Monday in Nature magazine.
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試してみましたか? いろいろな健康法を載せましたが


2015年11月01日 まめちゃんの酵素ドリンク 作り方

2015年11月01日 移住未満さんの「おんな風呂ヨーグルト」 作り方

2015年11月02日 こうすれば「永遠の少年・少女」になれる 美容と健康一挙両得教えます

2016年04月13日 亜塩素酸ナトリウムのサプリメントを使っている方はおられますか

2016年07月02日 血液検査全部基準値内 デスラーさんの放射能防御生活

2016年09月24日 低糖質・高脂質ダイエット ちょっと怖いが効くだろうか

その結果はいかがでしたでしょう? 教えてください。





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Dying younger: US life expectancy trending downward - study

Life expectancy for Americans aged 25 to 85 is getting shorter, according to a new study. For 65-year-old males and females, expected lifespan has fallen by six months compared to projections in 2015, the study found.

The Society of Actuaries (SOA) released its latest annual mortality improvement scale for pension plans earlier this month. The scale is crafted using Social Security Administration data from 2012 to 2014 on mortality of Americans of all ages, and is used by pension plans to "help accurately measure pension obligations,"said Dale Hall, SOA's managing director of research.

"The updated improvement scale suggests US mortality continues to improve, but at a slower average rate of improvement than previous years, which may decrease pension plan obligations slightly," SOA said, adding that the "updated improvement scale indicates a slight decline in life expectancy as a result of the slower average rate of mortality improvement."

For example, in 2015, the average 65-year-old American male was expected to live to 86.2, while the average female of the same age was expected to live to 88.2. New projections by the SOA posit that life expectancy for 65-year-old males is more like 85.8, and 87.8 for females of the same age.

SOA's calculations are made with an assumption that Americans' longevity will continue to improve. And while the average millennial that reaches age 65 is expected to live a few more years than the average baby boomer, life expectancy is getting shorter for younger Americans as well, the study found.

Life expectancy for female Americans ages 25 to 55 went down by 0.6 years – same as males ages 45 to 65 – while males in the 25-55 age bracket were down by 0.7 years. Americans ages 75 and 85 also saw decreases in life expectancy projections, but less so than younger age groups.

In June, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 2015 marked the first time in ten years that the American death rate had increased. Unlike trends for other age, racial, and ethnic groups in America, the death rate for middle-aged white Americans is rising, according to a Princeton study released in November 2015. Furthermore, the suicide rate in the US spiked by 24 percent from 1999 to 2014, according to the federal government.

One in three Americans is obese, the CDC said in September 2015. The agency also found that one in three children and teens in America eat fast food daily. Meanwhile, the maternal mortality rate in the US is on par with nations such as Palestine and Libya, according to a study released earlier this month.
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