Step Away From That Cheeseburger

As health care, health care costs, and health care reform dominate the headlines and political debate in America, here’s an interesting story about Japan’s approach to health care.  Even though Japanese are already quite fit in comparison to other industrial nations, the government has enacted legislation that sets a maximum waistline size.  For men over 40, the  limit is 33.5 inches, for women over 40, the limit is 35.4 inches. (!)  How many Americans 40 and older do you think would meet those requirements?  For that matter, how many Americans 20 and older could meet those requirements?

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