Stephen: Study suggests income fluctuations tied to increased risk of heart disease and death

A new study published in the journal Circulation shows that a fluctuating income increases a young adult’s risk of developing heart disease by more than 50 percent. Furthermore, such financial dips can double a young adult’s chances of dying. Lead author Tali Elfassy says that the study’s “results do highlight that large, negative changes in income may be detrimental to heart health and may contribute to premature death.” UPI reports that income fluctuations are especially pronounced among women and African-Americans.

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