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Education determines health

Education determines health

Often a person's lifestyle is tied to that person's income. Research by nutritionist Patrick Mullie now shows that it is not the income, but the education that determines how healthy someone eats and lives.

People in a higher socio-economic position eat a more balanced diet , smoke less and do more sports. People from a lower social class eat more saturated fats and drink more beer.

Usually the relevant lifestyle linked to people's income. But people who are highly educated and yet earn little, eat healthier than people with a lower education, according to the survey for which five thousand professional soldiers were questioned.

Although smoking products are expensive, smoking is more popular in the lower social class than among people in the higher social class. Soldiers from the lower social class also more often suffered from overweight