Baby Boomers and Prescription Drugs

The folks at Assisted Living Today created an infographic showing some Baby Boomer health statistics and some of the data is quite surprising.

For instance:

  • Half of us (Baby Boomers) have high blood pressure
  • 1/3 of Boomer men are affected by erectile dysfunction
  • The average 50 year-old man takes four prescriptions every day

The figures given estimate the U.S. population of Boomers at 78 million, but says 70 to 80 million are insulin resistant. I know metabolic disorder is rampant in the USA, but I don’t think all of us are affected. The 70-80 million Americans referred to in the infographic include everyone 20 or over, according to the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse.

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