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Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
Try to think of it as correcting a wrong. It should have never been permitted to be put in our food products to begin with.
Americans 50 and older with heart disease are more likely to receive medication than similarly aged Europeans. Ditto stroke. Ditto high cholesterol.
Cancer and heart disease are not any old ailments. These are the leading causes of death for people 50 and older.
So if the U.S. health system does such a good job saving its middle-aged and elderly sick, why do Americans die comparatively young?
Answer: because Americans are much more likely to get sick in the first place.
And that likelihood owes very little to the health care system and a great deal to the bad choices American individuals make.
If you eat too much, exercise too little, drink too much, smoke, take drugs, fail to wear a seat belt or ignore gun safety, there is only so much a doctor or hospital can do for you.
And Americans do all those things, more than other people.
One-third of Americans are overweight. That one single fact accounts for almost 10 percent of all health care spending. At any given moment, one out of six motorists is unbelted. American children are nine times more likely to be injured in a gun accident than children in other developed countries.cnn
Originally posted by RedGolem
The ban is hailed by supporters as a way to protect diners who routinely have not been aware of consuming trans fat at some restaurants because they don't see the meals cooked or the ingredients used
Yes, cigarettes kill you but it says so on the box