England ‘healthier than the US’


People living in England enjoy better health than Americans, despite less investment in healthcare, research published in the US has revealed.

Across all ages, US residents tend to fare worse in terms of diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease markers, data on over 100,000 people show.

The reason remains a mystery, says the US team, and challenges the idea that resources necessarily improve health.

It may be due to the UK’s bigger drive on disease prevention, they say.

The article goes on to muse about various possible causes, and ask the usual experts what they think. On the face of it, it’s a mystery, so some deeper digging was required. The obvious possibilities were obesity and economic factors, but looking at other articles which mention the survey, these were not relevant. The researchers say that the two countries ‘share much in terms of history and culture’, and another article I saw said that we were basically ‘cut from the same cloth’. Ahem. This gave me a starting point. You’ll find a slightly more insightful and in-depth description of the research here.

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The above with respect and thanks to Hypnotherapist Jack Raymond.

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