7th on 21 interesting Facts About the U.S.A: 1 in 3 Americans is obese.
The scale of our bigness — 34 percent of Americans are obese, compared to 24 percent of Canadians — is made more striking by the scale of our efforts to combat it. America spends more money per person than any other country on “health care” (yes, I put that in quotes), while achieving worse outcomes than most of our peers in almost every conceivable dimension. The trillions we spend relative to Canada (about twice as much, per capita) do not make it any harder to tell Canadians from Americans in the immigration line.
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