Sad to see the large life span discrepancy. Hopefully a sensible answer can be found to help the situation. I’m not of the opinion that blaming red meat is the cause. Many potential factors could play a part in the life expectancy difference. I’ve seen studies finding meat eaters live as long as vegetarians. Others disagree naturally.
It wouldn’t surprise me though if wealthier individuals were healthier. There could be a number of difference reasons to explain that. Its just an observation on my part, but I’ve noticed in my family and with friends, the healthiest tend to be the highest educated, and tend to do well with earnings. Ones with diseases such as type 2 diabetes, stomach IBD diseases, autoimmune conditions, etc tend to do the worst with making a living.
I thought this an interesting article from a Scottish doctor on type 2 diabetes. Those with diabetes tend to live shorter lives, up to a decade shorter. Over the last few years a number of studies have come out showing the current way of treatments for type 2 diabetes could be wrong. Lowering blood sugars with medications isn’t preventing diabetes complications such as blindness, limb amputations, nerve damage, cancers, heart disease, etc. The doctor explains the studies, and speculates the wrong hormone is being manipulated. Low blood sugar might be causing the damage, resulting in to shorter life spans. His article on the studies and theory on low blood sugar can be read here:
“Turning diabetes upside down”