Please read Dr. Reichman’s article in The Journals of Gerontology titled, “Generational Shifts in Young Adult Cardiovascular Health? Millennials and Generation X in the United States and England.“
Cardiovascular (CV) disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, often starts in young adulthood and early onset is strongly associated with later-life morbidity and mortality. In particular, CV risk factors in early adulthood, including obesity, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure, are associated with later-life CV disease and mortality, independent of later-life risk factors.
Millennials in the United States (commonly defined as people born between 1981 and 1996), who represent the largest living adult generation, confronted a unique set of economic challenges as they came of age in the aftermath of the Great Recession and during a period of rising income inequality and educational debt. Millennials, particularly those with relatively low wages, have been more likely to live with their parents for extended periods of time compared to young adults in previous generations. To read the full article.
Generational Shifts in Young Adult Cardiovascular Health? Millennials and Generation X in the United States and England. Martinson ML, Lapham J, Ercin-Swearinger H, Teitler JO, Reichman NE. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2022 May 27;77(Supplement_2):S177-S188. PMID: 35195713 PMCID: PMC9154229 DOI: 1093/geronb/gbac036