Study: Baby boomers live longer but may not be as healthy as their parents
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - Baby boomers are living longer than their parents, but a new study published in the current issue of JAMA Internal Medicine finds they’re not necessarily as healthy.
And they’re more likely to suffer from chronic disease.
The new research finds that those born between 1945 and 1964 are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and obesity compared to their parents.
But they’re also more likely to drink and less likely to exercise.
But the good news is that they’re less likely to smoke and they suffer fewer heart attacks than their parents.
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