A Public Health England (PHE) report indicates that middle-aged people in England are increasingly likely to experience health problems such as diabetes and dementia in later life as a result of their unhealthy lifestyles today.
Data from the latest Health Survey for England survey, analysed in the report, indicates that 80% of people aged 40 to 60 in England are overweight, drink too much and / or engage in physical exercise too little.
‘Middle age health crisis’ warning. London: BBC Health News, December 28th 2016.
This relates, in part, to:
Health Survey for England, 2014. London: NHS Digital, December 16th 2015.
The PHE report:
Changing risk behaviours and promoting cognitive health in older adults: an evidence-based resource for local authorities and commissioners. Prepared by the Cambridge Institute of Public Health, University of Cambridge. London: Public Health England, November 23rd 2016. PHE Publications Gateway No. 2016427.
There is also an Executive Summary.
Possibly also of interest:
Being unfit at 40 ‘accelerates brain ageing’. London: BBC Health News, February 11th 2016.
This relates to:
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Spartano, NL. Himali, JJ. [and] Beiser, AS. [et al] (2016). Midlife exercise blood pressure, heart rate, and fitness relate to brain volume 2 decades later. Neurology. April 5th 2016; 86(14): 1313-9.