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19 June 2018

Millenials Face Greater Health Risks from Cancers, Diabetes and Heart Disease than Their Parents

Add to the mix, a lifestyle of overuse of digital technology... 

Millennials face greater health risks from cancers, diabetes and heart disease than their parents due to the rise of insecure work arrangements, a report claims
By MILES DILWORTH FOR THE DAILY MAIL, 18 June 2018

People in their 20s and 30s will be at greater risk of 'lifestyle'
illnesses such as cancers, diabetes and heart disease in
30 years' time.
  • People in their 20s and 30s at greater risk of 'lifestyle' illnesses such as cancers
  • Young people face greater long-term stress, anxiety and depression due to rise of insecure work 
  • Report by the Health Foundation links poor health to rise in gig economy 

Millennials are set to become the first generation with worse health than their parents, a study has warned.

People in their 20s and 30s will be at greater risk of ‘lifestyle’ illnesses such as cancers, diabetes and heart disease in 30 years’ time.

Young people face greater long-term stress, anxiety and depression due to the rise of insecure work arrangements, a report by the Health Foundation think-tank has found.

It also says people in their 20s have to manage friendships and relationships digitally as well as in person. The long-term effects of this shift in communication are unknown.

Earlier this year the Office for National Statistics revealed that millennials were more likely to suffer from chronic loneliness than any other age group. The latest study links poor health to a rise in the gig economy as more graduates sign up to zero-hours contracts.

It highlights research linking insecure work with stress.

The report also says a safe and secure home is one of the ‘building blocks’ for good future health as many of the habits needed for a healthy lifestyle are forged during early adulthood. But millennials are far more likely to spend longer than earlier generations in shared rented accommodation or flats with high pollution or crime rates.

In contrast, recent research has found millennials are living healthier lives. Studies show a decline in alcohol and drug use among young people, as well as a drop in smoking rates.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5854947/Millennials-set-generation-worse-health-parents.html

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