Poverty and ill health: the ugly bedfellows blighting millions | Richard Vize

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Poorer people get sicker 10 years earlier than their better-off neighbours. Ending this disparity requires urgent action

Deprivation is robbing people of years of good health from their 30s onwards, driving people out of work and reinforcing poverty as they head towards retirement age.

A huge new study by the Health Foundation shows the impact, as poverty piles pressure on NHS services.

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