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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Boomer obesity to impact healthcare costs

Dr. Suzanne Leveille, senior author of the study, said that although the obesity epidemic has affected both baby-boomers and the silent generation, boomers got a much earlier start and spent more of their lives in a state of obesity.

Ironically, while boomers have access to better nutrition and information about exercise than the previous generation a forthcoming study to be published by National Bureau of Economic Research found that boomers report experiencing more pain, drinking and psychiatric problems. Boomers also complained of difficulty in carrying out everyday tasks such as climbing stairs, carrying more than 10 pounds as well as kneeling or crouching.

"Baby Boomer Obesity Takes Its Toll on the Health Care Economy"
Insurancenews.net

Comments on "Boomer obesity to impact healthcare costs"

 

Blogger Lynne Eldridge M.D. said ... (2:47 PM) : 

Reviewing last weeks headlines, the obesity is more than a medical and economic issue. It may even affect access to health care. Last week we heard that there will be a shortage of oncologists in 2020 to care for the one in nineteen individuals suffering from cancer. Obesity is responsible for 20 percent of cancer deaths in women, and we continue to become more obese. Scary...

Lynne Eldridge M.D.
Author, "Avoiding Cancer One Day At A Time"
http://www.avoidcancernow.com

 

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