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    American's more ill than the English



    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4965034.stm

    Maybe warm beer, and cucumber sandwiches do have their merits?
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    Re: American's more ill than the English

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    Re: American's more ill than the English

    Quote Originally Posted by yrwyddfa
    Maybe warm beer
    For real? Where is this consumed?

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    Re: American's more ill than the English

    Quote Originally Posted by mendhak
    For real? Where is this consumed?
    At every cricket match up and down the country. It's also known as real ale.
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    Re: American's more ill than the English

    Isnt it expected that the americans health is so poor?

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    Re: American's more ill than the English

    I will (and frequently have) drink beer at room temp, but cucumber sandwiches... Nasty.

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    Re: American's more ill than the English

    Well, did they take into account that the closer a population is to equator, the greater propensity they have to free radicals in their body - damaging organs, tissues, and even DNA - hence have shorter life spans?

    The US certainly has a large amount of people (California and Florida) living far closer to the equator than any Englishman is.

    Although I could also believe many American's still drive too much.

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    Re: American's more ill than the English

    I reckon it's more to do with below (and I regret to display this picture due to the innumerate Americans who will begin to salivate intensely)
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    Re: American's more ill than the English

    Mmmm..... what we're we talking about?

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    Re: American's more ill than the English

    *drools*
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    Motivation... to vote... slipping away...

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    Re: American's more ill than the English

    Hmm.

    This study was based on the individuals reporting what they had.

    Why didn't they just check real statistics.

    for example, if you go to http://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/d/diab...ts-country.htm

    You will see that statistically, concerning Diabetes:

    Diabetes Prevalance :

    US 17,273,847 / 293,655,405 = 5.8823528%
    UK 3,545,335 / 60,270,708 = 5.8823516%

    So if you apply the difference in percentages to the US Pop, we have 3 more people than the UK with a Prevalance of diabetes.


    Diabetes Incidence:

    US 861,533 / 293,655,405 = .2933823%
    UK 176,823 / 60,270,708 = .2933813%

    So if you apply the difference in percentages to the US Pop, we have 2 more people than the UK with an incidence of diabetes.

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    Re: American's more ill than the English

    Statistics bad...

    Cheeseburger good....

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    Re: American's more ill than the English

    There's no "America is bad" shock value in those numbers, NotLKH.
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