Lifespan For US Women Reversing

The University of Washington verified female life expectancy either stagnated or declined in 45% of U.S. counties between 1985 and 2010. The effect has stripped 5 years off the lives of women living today versus what their mothers could expect.

'Clearly something is going on, it could be cultural, political, or environmental, but the truth is we don't really know the answer,'' study co-author David Kindig says.

The most troubled area for women seems to be in the Southeast especially in Kentucky, West Virginia, Arkansas and Tennessee.

Economic factors due to Obama's long recession are likely the culprit say researchers.  

Just one third of the record number of female high-school dropouts are employed, and working low income jobs or are unemployed all together causing stress which manifests itself in smoking, obesity and drugs..