Friday, May 8, 2009

Mighty Healthy

No Fucking Way: British version!

Rich people are healthier because if you're rich you're less stressed out, oh and also it allows you to buy better medical care, according to recent research out of the University of Manchester. Thanks, guys. Thanks.

"(Those in) lower socio-economic classes, and those with less education and wealth, are more likely to suffer from both self-reported illnesses such as depression and also from long-term conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.

'Wealth increases access to medical care and other material and psychosocial resources,' (!!) said Mauricio Avendano, of Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

A U.S. study done in 2005 followed 478 Americans over nine years, before and after they became disabled, and found that wealth generally allowed 'substantially better well-being, and less sadness and loneliness.'"

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