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30 is the new 45: Younger Generation Unhealthier than Elders

  • Today's adults are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure and diabetes because of poor health
  • Men in their 30s were 20% more likely to be overweight than in previous generations,
  • Dutch researchers found Women in their 20s are twice as likely to be obese

By Anna Hodgekiss | 10 April 2013 | The Daily Mail

Today's adults are so unhealthy they are 15 years 'older' than their parents and grandparents at the same age, researchers say.

They are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity than previous generations because of poor health, according to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

Looking at 6,000 adults aged 20, 30, 40, 50 over a 25 year period, researchers found younger generations had poorer 'metabolic' health - a range of issues including blood pressure and weight.

The study revealed men in their 30s were 20 per cent more likely to be overweight than in previous generations, while women in their 20s are twice as likely to be obese than those 10 years ago.

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Of course, they would attribute it all to obesity.

"Baby Boomers" are declining at an alarming rate; but, vaccines, fluoridation and food additives (such as high fructose corn syrup)have nothing to do with it. Nah.

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nice article...

~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

Just took some unnatural

Just took some unnatural chemtrail patter pictures not from passenger jets over my neighborhood in SW Florida. I'll send them to my city councilmen.

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Thank you for the great article, Michaelwiseguy.

Reading about the consequences to the brain and spinal column (that is, it's not "just" the respiratory system to be concerned about), I decided it was well past the time to invest in a good air filter. Then I got to the paragraph that talked about how small these particles are and how air filters were useless. There's no escaping it.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Well I am glad Im out of the

Well I am glad Im out of the ordinary than. Half has to do with diet, the other half with genetics. Very few people in my family are overweight and the worst problems are mostly circulatory system related. One of my grandfathers is over 90 and can still walk without a walker(though he prefers to use one), the other is getting to 90. Both grandmothers are still alive as well and both in their mid 80s at least. Both can also walk around without help.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

It's probably because...

...our generation can't afford to eat well and go to the gym regularly. Poverty tends to do that to people.

lol the generations before

lol the generations before you didn't need to go to the gym to stay in shape.... and a combo meal is $6 or $7. You can eat healthy on that.



Resist the temptation to feed the trolls.

There's a correlation between obesity

and socioeconomic status to some extent, but as the population at large has been getting heavier, that gap has been narrowing.

Comparing the current generation to the last, I'd say the health issue has more to do with the vastly higher number of hours this generation has sat in front of one or another screen (tv, computer, phone) vs. the last generation at the same age.

I agree that food quality plays a part in the health differences. I'd say it's the replacement of corn syrup for sugar, the greater quantity of processed and/or genetically-engineered foods eaten, and greater amount of pesticides ingested since WWII. Unfortunately, yes, eating organic is expensive.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Eat at home - MUCH healthier and cheaper.

Get off the couch (or away from the computer) and walk, walk, and then walk some more.

Don't need to be rich to do either of those things.

The law cannot make a wicked person virtuous…God’s grace alone can accomplish such a thing.
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I work in a cubicle and have

I work in a cubicle and have to take at least 2 15 min walkes a day or I go crazy.

We all share this eternally evolving present moment- The past and future only exist as inconsequential mental fabrications.