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Studies show that sustained periods of poverty can lead to poor health outcomes.

Impact of Sustained Exposure to Poverty on Physical, Cognitive Abilities, Inflammatory Levels

Adult exposure to economic hardship (EH) results in worse aging outcomes in midlife, including reduced physical and cognitive capabilities and higher levels of certain inflammatory markers, according to a study published in the European Journal of Ageing. Investigators obtained yearly data on household income from Statistics Denmark from the period of 1987 through 2008. EH…

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