Boomers Live Longer, But Sicker, Than Parents

Great article in today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Here’s an excerpt:

Despite a growing number of health clubs and diet and exercise trends, baby boomers aren’t nearly as healthy as their parents were, according to recently published research.

Boomers have more diabetes, higher blood pressure and higher cholesterol than their parents did at the same time in their lives,according to the report in February’s issue of JAMA Internal Medicine. The findings are based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, and was funded in part by the National Institutes of Health.

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