Elderly population shrinking as 65 is the new 45 in Italy

According to new research, nine out of 10 Italian seniors are in good health.

The following article appears on The Local.

From now on in Italy, you’re only old after 75

Only over-75s should be considered ‘elderly’ in Italy, according to researchers, who say Italian seniors remain active for longer than their counterparts in other countries.

“A 65-year-old today has the physical and cognitive capacity of a 40 to 45 year old 30 years ago. And a 75 year old has that of a 55 year old in 1980,” said Niccolò Marchionni, a professor of gerontology at the University of Florence.

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