Researchers warn millennials face greater health risks than their parents

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jun 18, 2018, 2:55 pm IST
Updated Jun 18, 2018, 7:32 pm IST
A new study links rise in gig economy to poor health.
Researchers warn millennials face greater health risks than their parents. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Researchers warn millennials face greater health risks than their parents. (Photo: Pixabay)

A new study warns millennials face greater health risks than their parents, the Daily Mail reported.

A report by the Health Foundation think-tank found those in their 20s and 30s will be more prone to major health issues like diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

 

They will also face greater levels of stress, depression and anxiety due to the rise in gig economy, the report revealed  The new study links stress with insecure work, as many graduates are signing up for zero-hours contracts.

Trying to balance friendships in person and online can also have long-term effects.

Habits required to sustain a healthy lifestyle requires a secure and safe home environment. However, more and more millennials spend a much longer period in their life living in rented accommodation where the crime rates are high and polluted, the report revealed.

Previous research conducted by the Office for National Statistics, has also found millennials have a high risk of suffering from chronic loneliness.





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