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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Lazy lifestyles to cause surge in serious illness

More than two million older people will have at least four serious illnesses within 20 years because of the increase in obesity and lazy lifestyles, a large study warns.

Those in middle age are so unhealthy that as they get older two thirds of over-65s are forecast to have at least two conditions such as cancer, dementia or arthritis, up from half today.

Experts believe that past estimates of the rising cost of treating an ageing population are too low because they do not take into account this increasing level of sickness.


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