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First Generation of Children to Live Shorter Lives than their Parents

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I hear this thrown about a lot. Does anyone know where it comes from? It sounds like one of those "urban legend" things. As much as I hate childhood obesity, I don't understand how such a projection can be made, since we don't know what diseases, medication, etc will be there is the 50, 60, 70 years it will take to "know" when today's children will die.

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I have heard this a lot, too, Lily. However, it is usually introduced by "Unless something changes..." Earlier generations were active by default, but so many of today's young people spend their time in front of the TV or computer screen. I'm always shocked when I, a 60-year old woman, is able to do more physical activity than some of the middle school students I teach. Sad, but if things don't change, that saying may end up being true.


Linda... just don't quit! Ever!

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