Study Suggests That Americans May Be Aging More Slowly Over Time (IFL Science)

IFL Science featured research by Eileen Crimmins of the USC Leonard Davis School and colleagues on how Americans are aging slower and remaining healthier than previous generations. Crimmins found that slowing the pace of aging was due in part to healthier behaviors, such as a decrease in the number of people smoking. The researchers recommend studying the impact of smoking, exercise and other lifestyle and environmental factors that impact the healthy aging process.