English are in better health than Americans, data show

04/21/2011 | Medscape (free registration)

A report in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that Americans are much more likely to be obese, have chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes, and to have a heart attack compared with people in England. Princeton University researchers said the disparities begin early in life and are not entirely tied to weight gain, but noted that the English do tend to get more preventive health care than people in the U.S. receive.

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