Navigation Links
Gen X obesity a major problem for healthcare, workforce
Date:3/27/2014

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have confirmed that if current trends continue, Australia's Generation X will overtake Baby Boomers for poor health, including rates of obesity and diabetes, which could have huge implications for healthcare and the workforce.

In a paper published in the online journal PLOS ONE, University of Adelaide researchers compared the health status of Baby Boomers (born from 19461965) and Generation X (19661980) at the same age range of 25-44 years.

They found Generation X had significantly poorer levels of self-rated health, and higher levels of obesity and diabetes compared with Boomers, with no real difference in physical activity between the two groups.

"Generation X appears to have developed both obesity and diabetes much sooner when compared with Baby Boomers, which is a major concern on a number of fronts," says co-author and University of Adelaide PhD student Rhiannon Pilkington, who is a member of the University's Population Research & Outcome Studies group, School of Medicine.

Generation X is more than twice as likely to be overweight or obese and have diabetes at 25 to 44 years of age, compared to Baby Boomers at the same age in 1989.

The prevalence of obesity in men is nearly double, with 18.3% of Generation X males obese compared to 9.4% of Baby Boomers at the same age. The gap is not as profound for women, with 12.7% of Generation X females classified as obese compared to 10.7% of Baby Boomers at the same age.

"This study adds to the growing evidence world wide suggesting that each younger generation is developing obesity and related chronic health conditions ear
'/>"/>

Contact: Rhiannon Pilkington
rhiannon.pilkington@adelaide.edu.au
61-883-131-209
University of Adelaide
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Ottawa researcher receives international award for obesity research
2. Obesity and diabetes have adverse effects on cancer outcomes
3. Many parents have infant-feeding, TV, and activity practices which may increase obesity risk
4. Child obesity: Cues and donts
5. Cars, computers, TVs spark obesity in developing countries
6. New evidence shows increase in obesity may be slowing, but not by much
7. Obesity treatment using stem cells is the topic of 2013s most-visited news release on EurekAlert!
8. Obesity in men could dictate future colon screenings
9. Tighter economic regulation needed to reverse obesity epidemic -- study
10. Could you relationship with your mom increase your childs chances of obesity?
11. Obesity-induced fatty liver disease reversed in mice
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/22/2014)... (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 On Saturday, October ... its fourth annual family health and fitness fair ¡Vive tu ... physical activity and good nutrition for better health and wellness ... which is free and open to the public, will be ... Brownsville, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. , “¡Vive ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 For Dr. Iris ... make money; it’s an extension of her life’s mission. Her ... venture as the owner of FirstLight HomeCare, make it clear ... important to me that my work makes a difference in ... an entrepreneurial spirit, so after much research, I felt ready ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... The Louis W. Sullivan Institute ... distribute health information technology innovation to transform quality ... development of six key guiding principles of patient-centered ... These are an expansion of the Institute of ... is respectful of and responsive to individual patient ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Best Cheap Hosting USA is among ... site has recently announced that iPower ( http://www.best-cheap-hosting-usa.com/go/iPower/ ) ... from around the world. , “iPower is one of ... is providing various kinds of useful products for new ... offering excellent customer service and a number of features ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Lintelus, Inc., ... Sr. Vice President of Sales, will be speaking on ... Meetings Technology Expo on October 28, at the Holiday ... hosting a booth as well as a Tech Demo ... Meeting can create a more engaging event experience. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Brownsville Community Health Center Presents Fourth Annual ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Event 2Health News:Brownsville Community Health Center Presents Fourth Annual ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Event 3Health News:Brownsville Community Health Center Presents Fourth Annual ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Event 4Health News:Dr. Iris Hunter to Host Grand Opening of FirstLight HomeCare Tomorrow 2Health News:The Sullivan Institute for Healthcare Innovation Announces Release of Guiding Principles for Patient Experience-Centered Care 2Health News:Best Cheap Hosting USA Has Recently Announced The Best Cheap Web Hosting Companies In 2014 2Health News:Jay Cormier, Sr. Vice President of Sales for Lintelus, Speaks about Event Technology Integration at Meetings Technology Expo in NYC 2
... including Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Diffuse Lewy body disease, and ... Most commonly they become symptomatic due to a ... case of Parkinson's it is dopamine. When the ... impaired, which occurs with oxidation, the eventual results ...
... to diagnose and many a times the diagnosis is ... emerging as a promising technique for early diagnosis of ... facilitating rapid amplification of small amounts of a genome ... Urology Congress in India. Presence of even one ...
... (PPA),is a common ingredient found in many non-prescription cough ... remedies increased the risk of stroke by 23 percent. ... says, "Case reports have linked exposure to PPA to ... ,A hemorrhagic stroke results when an artery wall ruptures ...
... of India has successfully undergone left knee joint replacement by ... "The operation, which started at around 10 a.m., was completed ... satisfaction," Dr. Ranawat said at a press briefing. ``He (Mr. ... now in the recovery room. He is not on any ...
... injectable contraceptive pill has been approved by the Food ... than 99 percent effective when women get the shot ... the pill., ,Lunelle is an alternative to another ... works Like many other birth control pills as it ...
... that more than two-thirds of births in Russia are marred ... clinic is suffering health problems. , ,The number of ... 30 percent last year, said Olga Frolova, head of the ... that the decline is due to the spread of heavy ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:10/22/2014)... Calif. , Oct 22, 2014 Antigen ... Irvine, California , announced the receipt of ... Business Innovation Research award (SBIR) from the National Institute of Dental ... fund the development of a Pan-HIV Protein Microarray Chip, ... HIV-1 and HIV-2 subtypes and aid in the development ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... AVACEN Medical announced today that its AVACEN ... clearance by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This ... the Internet for: the temporary relief of joint ... and sprains . Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141021/153513 ... is a sophisticated medical device incorporating over 3,000 firmware ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... , Oct. 21, 2014   BioNano Genomics ... latest genomics research centers to purchase an ... the National Cancer Institute (NCI), NIH Intramural Sequencing ... Before Irys, obtaining a comprehensive view of a ... sequencing (NGS) does not deliver the scalability or ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Biomarker Discovery Company, Antigen Discovery Inc., Awarded an NIH Phase I Small Business Innovation Research Grant to Develop a Pan-HIV Protein Microarray Chip 2AVACEN Medical Announces FDA Clearance of First Medical Device with Internal Game Mode 2BioNano's Irys System Adopted by Leading Genomics Centers for Comprehensive Detection of Human Genome Structural Variation 2BioNano's Irys System Adopted by Leading Genomics Centers for Comprehensive Detection of Human Genome Structural Variation 3
... Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: INO ), ... against cancers and infectious diseases, announced today that the company ... JMP Securities Research Conference San Francisco, CA, May 9-11, ... Presentation Dr. J. Joseph Kim, Ph.D., President & CEO ...
... Xlumena, a privately held provider of innovative technology ... it has successfully closed its Series B financing. ... by new investor, Aperture Venture Partners, LLC and joined ... Eric Sillman of Aperture Venture Partners and Avi Kometz, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Inovio Pharmaceuticals to Present at Investor Conferences 2Inovio Pharmaceuticals to Present at Investor Conferences 3Inovio Pharmaceuticals to Present at Investor Conferences 4
Used for placement of choledochoscopes, cholangiography catheters and other instruments. Supplied sterile in peel-open packages. Intended for one-time use....
... for cholangiography and bile ... Dual lumen catheter design ... imaging and wire basket ... Supplied sterile in peel-open ...
... the MAMMOTOME® HH (Hand Held) ... procedure using ultrasound imaging for ... to locate breast abnormalities, you ... map the area you will ...
... Provides a more occlusive wrap than ... where wound transudate must be contained. Predictable ... be inert, nonantigenic, and nonpyrogenic. ,VICRYL (polyglactin ... synthetic absorbable copolymer of glycolide and lactide, ...
Medicine Products: