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Boomers eating their way to chronic diseases

Studies in the past three years show that baby boomers are becoming inceasingly obese and unhealthy because they eat too much. Heart problems, arthritis, diabetes and decreased mobility are only a few problems caused by being overweight.

Boomers’ activity, weight, account for more knee replacements

Dr. Todd Swanson, a longtime surgeon in Las Vegas, says increased activity bybaby boomers, coupled with obesity, is fueling the increase in knee replacement surgery. The number of Americans getting the surgery is expected to jump from 600,000 a year to more than 3 milliion by 2030.

Plastic surgery makes baby boomers look as young as they feel

With research finding that the typical boomer feels nine years younger than his/her chronological age, it is not surprisingthat many of them opt for plastic surgery, a doctor says. Men are now becoming a much larger part of the cosmetic surgery market to stay competitive in the marketplace and to attract spouses after a divorce.