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Icelandic Men Live the Longest

Icelandic men boast the longest life expectancy in the world while women in Cyprus live the longest, according to the results of a new survey published in the British medical journal The Lancet last week.

Photo by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.

In the survey, death rates of people aged 15-59 around the world between 1970 and 2010 were compared, ruv.is reports.

In terms of life expectancy among men, Sweden placed second, Malta third, the Netherlands fourth and Switzerland fifth.

According to AP, death rates were highest for men in Swaziland and for women in Zambia. Researchers also found death rates jumped in eastern Europe, perhaps because health systems fell apart after the collapse of the Soviet Union and widespread smoking.

Click here to read the article in The Lancet.

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