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U.S. Health Worse Than Nearly All Other Industrialised Countries

Biking ElsewhereBy Carey L. Biron, Inter Press Service

WASHINGTON, Jan 9 2013 (IPS) - U.S. citizens suffer from poorer health than nearly all other industrialised countries, according to the first comprehensive government analysis on the subject, released Wednesday.
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Although the new findings offer a uniquely comprehensive view of the problem, the fact is that U.S. citizens have for decades been dying at younger ages than those in nearly all other industrialised countries. The committee looked at data going back to the 1970s to note that such a trend has been worsening at least since then, with women particularly affected.

“A particular concern with these findings was about adolescents, about whom we document very serious issues that, again, stand out starkly from other counties,” Woolf says.
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Sky-high obesity rates, for instance, are undergirded by findings that people in the U.S. on average consume more calories per person than in other countries, as well as analysis that suggest that the U.S. physical environment in recent decades has been built around the automobile rather than the pedestrian.
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http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/01/u-s-health-worse-than-nearly-all-other-industrialised-countries/

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