WSJ story, summarized here…
Not surprising. Chinese men tend to smoke a lot and drink a lot. That tends to catch up to you when you hit that age group.
In the insurance business, there’s this saying: There’s no widow complaining about her husband having too much death coverage, or leaving her with $1 Million or 2".
Agreed, all that junk will catch up with you. What I can’t get my arms around is how come South Korea still then ranks so high on life expectancy (see my recent post)? I may be making a general statement (my apologies, if so) but aren’t SK males big on smoking and drinking too? Maybe, just not so much???