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Martinson, Lapham, Ercin-Swearinger, and Co-Authors Publish New Research on Millennial and Gen X Heart Health

Posted: 5/27/2022 (CSDE in the News)

Last week, The Journals of Gerontology published a special issue: “Why Does Health in the US Continue to Lag Behind?” CSDE Affiliate Melissa Martinson, CSDE Trainees Jessica Lapham and Hazal Ercin-Swearinger, and co-authors Julien Teitler and Nancy Reichman contributed an article titled “Generational Shifts in Young Adult Cardiovascular Health? Millennials and Generation X in the United States and England.” The study finds that while Millennials generally fared worse than their Gen X counterparts in terms of obesity and diabetes risk, especially in the United States, they had lower rates of smoking and high cholesterol in both countries.

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