Better to Eat Too Much or Drink Too Much?
Anita Sharpe on Health & Wellness
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association underscores two things many of us know: 1.) Americans, on average, eat too much and the Brits, on average, drink too much; and 2.) the U.S. spends twice as much on health care as does Britain.
So now here's a surprise: Guess which nationality ages better and healthier? The Brits.
Actually, their secret probably isn't in the sauce.
Dr. Michael Marmot, the report's author, eliminated the "usual suspects" of smoking, drinking and obesity as significant factors in the differences between the two countries. Instead, he told the New York Times: "I'm arguing that it's due to the differences in the circumstances in which people live. Work, job insecurity, the nature of communities, residential communities, et cetera -- I think that's the place we should try to look."