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147607.  Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:21 pm Reply with quote

English people are much healthier than US people, according to a major study by the Rand Corporation and the Institute for Fiscal Studies at UCL, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Rates of diabetes, high blood pressure and lung cancer among middle-aged people in the US were roughly twice as high as amongst their English (sic) counterparts. Furthermore, the English were less likely to report “a wide array” of other diseases. The rates of heart disease and diabetes amongst the best-paid and best-educated Americans were similar to those at the bottom of the scale in England.
Smoking rates in the two countries are “similar,” while excessive alcohol intake was more common in England. (Obesity was higher in the US).

S: Daily Telegraph, 2 May 06.


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