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BMI Healthcare study shows effects of recession on women’s health

1st February 2011

BMI Healthcare has published a new study showing the impact the economic downturn has had on UK women's health and wellbeing.

The ComRes survey, which was commissioned by the private healthcare provider, revealed that women were more likely to be stressed or depressed during the recession than men.

It was also shown that a larger proportion of females have admitted to eating cheaper, less healthy foods to save money in the last two years.

High-profile GP Dr Hilary Jones, who practices with BMI Healthcare, suggested that the data demonstrates a rising need among UK women to seek out medical advice and undergo health checks.

"For some people, receiving medical tests and clinical advice can make a big difference in putting good resolutions into real action," he explained.

Last month, the organisation published research illustrating the potential role medical insurance can play in freeing up savings for the NHS.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-800377519-ADNFCR

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