KEY DATA: While millennials continue to complain about the high cost of healthcare they don’t seem to do enough to lower their risk of poor health. Healthier eating could save the United States more than $50 billion a year in health care costs associated with heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and related illnesses, according to a new study.
WHY? According to the Lancet “cancer trends in young adults, often under 50 years, reflect recent changes in carcinogenic exposures, which could foreshadow the future overall disease burden. The risk of developing obesity-related cancer seems to be increasing in a stepwise manner in successively younger birth cohorts in the USA.