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For My British Readership

4 May 2006

Cowgirl passed this link along yesterday:

Study Says Older Americans Are Less Healthy Than British

“Americans 55 and over are much sicker than their British counterparts even though the United States spends more than twice as much per person on health care as Britain, researchers said Tuesday.

Writing in The Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers from University College, London, also seemed to confirm stereotypes tossed across the Atlantic, concluding that Americans are prone to obesity while Britons drink too much.”

As some of the characters say our favorite role-playing game (Baldur’s Gate): “Bring me some ale!”

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