Study: Fluctuating income can hurt health

April 12, 2019 07:26 PM

Preparing for tax day can bring a lot of stress if you're sweating over your finances. A new study shows fluctuating income can actually put our health at risk.

Researchers found young adults who had income variability, or a drop in their earnings, had a nearly two-fold increase in heart disease or death.

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Stress can play an important role in heart disease by increasing risk of poor sleep, not taking medicine and not going to the doctor. These factors all add up to an increased risk of heart disease.

Access to medical care can be an issue for young adults, especially those who are between jobs, which can also contribute to stress.


WNYT Staff

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