A new study has found a link between insecure work and a higher risk of cancer in the Millennial generation when compared with older generations. The study also found that Millennials are more likely to develop diabetes and heart disease than their parents are.
- Researchers at the Health Foundation found that adults in their 20s and 30s have an elevated risk of “lifestyle” diseases over the next three decades than their parents.
- The study revealed that insecure jobs are also pushing the younger generations’ risk of depression, anxiety, and long-term stress into the ceiling.
Also, the high risk of disease might be tied to a tidal shift in the way young people communicate. People in their 20s would rather keep in touch with family and friends digitally rather than meeting face-to-face.
The Economy Making Millennials Ill
According to a recent report from the Office for National Statistics, Millennials have the highest risk of being diagnosed with a chronic condition than any other generation. The latest research shows that the gig economy is taking a heavy toll on young adults’ health both physically and mentally.
Past studies have found that insecure work can up the levels of stress, and high levels of stress have been often linked with disease.
Study authors underlined that younger folks need a secure home for a good future health. Most habits about what means a healthy lifestyle are transmitted in the family. What’s more, Millennials are more likely to share rented homes with strangers or rent flats in shady or highly polluted neighborhoods that put their lives at risk.
A separate study shows that there is also a silver lining for every Millennial. According to that study, the drug and alcohol use rates in this generation have been steadily declining. Also, Millennials are less likely to smoke than their parents.
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