A new report found that life expectancy in the U.S. is the lowest among similarly wealthy nations.
Americans also suffer more violent deaths, which experts say is due in part to the prevalence of guns. Unhealthy lifestyles also contributes to shortened life spans in the U.S.; Americans consume more calories than their peers, making them susceptible to heart disease and diabetes, and are more likely to lose years of their life to alcohol and drug use. The average life expectancy for American men is 75.6, while for women it is 80.7.
Researchers blame the nation's healthcare system, which leaves many people without coverage. On the other hand, America was found to have fewer deaths from detectable cancers and better control of cholesterol and high blood pressure.