According to research by British journal The Lancet, New Yorkers are expected to live ten years longer than they were before. This life expectancy growth is the fastest such growth in the country. The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation found that in the United States as a whole, life expectancy has grown by only 1.7 years per decade. The life expectancy for Manhattan residents is now 82, versus the 78.2 years the rest of the country is expected to live. New York City is now on the same level as Japan, where the average life expectancy is also 82, and is the country with the highest life expectancy in world. Researchers point to the city’s Department of Health’s recent crackdowns on trans fats, cigarettes, as well as its HIV education and the crackdown on New York City homicide.

This is consistent with previous research, but you gotta wonder how this news will affect our giant soda-related rights.