Keeping Baby Boomers Healthier Longer (Nutritional Outlook – July/August 2007)
An article on baby boomer health entitled, "Keeping Baby Boomers Healthier Longer" appeared in the July/August 2007 issue of Nutritional Outlook, a trade magazine for the dietary supplement and healthy food and beverage industry.
In a recent study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, MA), researchers at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) found that Americans in their mid-50s reported themselves to be in poorer health and in more pain than those approaching retirement in previous generations. Given the fact that members of the so-called baby boomer set made up more than 20% of the United States population in 2000, their increased health issues are not only a concern to economists and healthcare providers looking to quantify the resources needed to handle the aging-related concerns of this large population, but also to friends and family members who would like to see them live longer, higher-quality lives…
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