Kiwi kids destined for shorter lives than parents [news]
Kiwi children need to start learning healthier lifestyles if they are not to be the first generation in a century to have a worse life expectancy than their parents. A British public health expert is warning that modern lifestyles could prompt a reversal of medical improvements that have steadily increased life expectancy during the past 100 years. " . . . there's evidence now that things are stalling," The Times in London reported Professor John Ashton saying. "The golden generation, now in their 90s, have really benefited from traditional lifestyles - walking to school and work . . . not having junk food - but that has been coupled with the benefits of modern medicine. "What we've now got is generations coming through where there has been a deterioration of lifestyles."