Yes, stress in short bursts can be a life saver. But longterm stress, the kind that comes from living in poverty, can lead to higher risk of heart disease, obesity, and mental illness.
University of California, Berkeley, researchers have shown that chronic stress generates long-term changes in the brain…news.berkeley.edu
A growing body of research shows that the stress of growing up in poverty can have long-term effects on children's…www.pbs.org
Limited resources Lack of access to healthy, affordable foods Cycles of food deprivation and overeating High levels of…frac.org
Many if not most experience chronic stress just worrying about paying rent. This is just one reason I agree with the idea of a Universal Basic Income.