The link between your wallet and your health

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According to a recent study, changing income increases health risks.

Researchers found that young adults who had a drop in their earnings in the previous 15 years had two times the risk of heart disease.

Dr. Luke Laffin of Cleveland Clinic pointed out that access to medical care can be an issue for young adults, especially those who are in between jobs which could have contributed to the study’s findings. He suggests 

“Often, when we’re young, we think we’re invincible, but medical problems can add up,” said Dr. Laffin.

The study looked at 3,937 adults between the ages of 23-35.

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