Baby Boomers not necessarily healthy - - Jackson, MS

Baby Boomers not necessarily healthy

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Baby Boomer generation is not healthier than those who came before them, according to a new study.

Researchers at West Virginia University looked at medical data collected from baby boomers, and members of the previous generation at the same age.

They found fewer baby boomers reported having excellent health, and they also exercised less than the older participants.

The researchers say even though boomers are projected to live longer than their older peers, they have higher rates of chronic disease and more disability.

The study also found baby boomers were less likely to smoke and had lower rates of heart attack than the previous generation.

- Study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
- Study conducted at West Virginia School of Medicine.

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