Medicine: The Strenuous U.S.

The U.S. death rate as a whole is one of the world's lowest, but after the age of 45, Americans cannot expect to live as long as their contemporaries in many other countries, e.g., England, Canada, The Netherlands, and especially Denmark and Norway. Statisticians of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. wondered why. A dig into the records shows that American men have more fatal accidents and more heart disease. American women have more accidents, more diabetes.

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