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Study finds millennials have unprecedented rates of diabetes, depression, and digestive disorders

If you're a millennial, chronic conditions and diseases start to rear their heads in your late-20s, and from there things continue to deteriorate.

Millennials, as a generation, are in overall poorer health than their predecessors, Gen X-ers, with higher rates of depression, hyperactivity, substance misuse, type 2 diabetes and Crohn’s disease, among other chronic conditions.

The report authors warn that the healthcare community needs to be aware that millennials are facing growing and perhaps unprecedented health concerns that could cost them years of life.

Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are 15 percent more common among older millennials.

The rise of the inflammatory bowel disease should be a concern to health officials and millennials’ providers as it is a significant risk for colorectal cancer, which is striking – and killing – more and more Americans at younger ages.

Millennials maybe all about ‘wellness’ peddled by Instagram influences, but the latest data suggests the members of the generation are not as healthy as they think behind the filters – and it could be a problem that effects other generations too.

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Posted on: May 5 2019

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