Socialism cures obesity

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    Socialism Cures Obesity - By Jonah Goldberg - The Corner - National Review Online
    Obesity by country:USA:30.6%
    Britain:23%
    Canada:14.3%
    Sweden:9.7%
    Norway:8.3%
    Japan:3.2%
    Korea:3.2%

    Is it a need for more socialism to cure obesity in USA?


    The stress of being exposed to economic insecurity may mean people living in countries with so-called “free market” economies are more likely to become obese,

    In a study in the journal Economics and Human Biology, Oxford University researchers found that Americans and Britons are much more likely to be obese than Norwegians and Swedes, and suggested that the stress of life in a competitive social system without a strong welfare state may cause people to overeat.

    Offer’s team looked at 11 wealthy countries and found that those with a liberal market regime — with strong market incentives and relatively weak welfare states — experienced one-third more obesity on average.

    Both Norway and Sweden have fat and sugar taxes, tax cuts on vegetables and fruit.
     
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    Perhaps this has also something to do with genetics. And culture. And habits. Are Japan and Korea more socialist than the UK?
     
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    Haha I believe that! Communism REALLY cures it.
     
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    The sad part are there are people rocking back and forth going "SEEE!!!! I TOLD YOU CAPITALISM IS EVIL AND KILLING YOU!!!!!"

    Yet another example of a correlation fail.

    What next? Some idiot saying "Starvation cures obesity?"

    Good of Jonah Goldberg to point out this foolishness. How nice that Canada.com scrubbed the article too.
     
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    Why are the canadians not large problems with obesity as US and UK. Canada have more socialism that cures obesity.

    Japan has socialized medicine, Japanese lawmakers last year set a maximum waistline size for anyone age 40 and older: 85 centimeters (33.5 inches) for men and 90 centimeters (35.4 inches) for women.Those who fail to meet the waistline requirement must undergo counseling. If companies do not reduce the number of overweight employees by 10 percent by 2012 and 25 percent by 2015, they could be required to pay more money into a health care program for the elderly. An estimated 56 million Japanese will have their waists measured this year.
     
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    Or here's another one.

    "Exsanguination Temporarily Relieves Hypertension".
     

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