(NBC) – Working-age Americans are dying at higher rates, according to a new study from Virginia Commonwealth University.
It shows deaths among young and middle-aged adults have risen over the past decade, causing a decline in life expectancy.
The increase has been fueled by drug overdoses, alcohol abuse and suicides, but also from a variety of diseases.
Areas that have been hard-hit by changes in the economy, like the Midwest and Appalachia, have seen the largest spike in mortality.Grab the FREE WDTN News App from the Apple Store or Google play. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen.
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