Aging older younger now due to poor lifestyle habits

Aging older younger now due to poor lifestyle habits

According to a new study we are aging much faster now thanks to the toxic modern lifestyle.

“The more recently born adult generations are doing far worse than their predecessors. For example, the prevalence of obesity in our youngest generation of men and women at the mean age of 40 is similar to that of our oldest generation at the mean age of 55. This means that this younger generation is ‘15 years ahead’ of the older generation and will be exposed to their obesity for a longer time. The findings also mean that we are likely to see a shift in non-communicable disease from smoking-related diseases such as lung cancer to obesity-related diseases such as diabetes. It’s possible that in the more distant future, as a result of our current trends in obesity, the rate of increase in life expectancy may well slowdown”
Author Gerben Hulsegge, from the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment.

The study was published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, looking over 6,000 adults aged 20, 30, 40, 50, over a 25-year period.

They found we are now more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity than previous generations. Why? We are following the Standard American Diet (SAD) and it is killing us younger than ever.

Not only are we more likely to be sick from a highly preventable non-communicable disease, but we are also sicker, younger – around 15 years younger than we used to be.

  • Men in their 30s are 20% more likely to be overweight than previous generations
  • Women in their 20s are twice as likely to be obese than those 10 years ago
  • Blood pressure (the #1 cause of death in the world), has increased among the younger generation of both men and women
  • Young men are more likely to have diabetes than their dads and granddads

As reported by The New Zealand Herald and The Daily Mail on April 11, 2013.

Posted: Friday 12 April 2013