Unhealthy nation

Slovak life expectancy is an average six to eight years less than for other Europeans, according to a new UN report. The gap has widened from just 18 months less in 1970. Slovaks also suffer more health problems during their lives.

"The health of Slovaks will not improve until they drink less alcohol, smoke less, and eat less fatty meat," said Benn Slay of the UN development programme that prepared the report.

The report also blamed education, the economic situation, and unemployment for the situation.

Compiled by Conrad Toft from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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