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Rising Food Prices Hit Less-Healthy Older Adults Hardest, U-M Poll Suggests

September 26, 2022


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Presented by Michigan News

With inflation showing no signs of slowing soon, Americans everywhere are feeling the pinch. A national poll conducted by the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging shows that three-quarters of people over the age of 50 in the United States say the rising cost of groceries has affected them somewhat or a lot, with almost a third saying they’re eating less healthily because of increased food prices. The study also finds that food insecurity was more common among those who considered their health fair or poor and with low income.

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