By Denis Storey
Speaking of tiger blood …
While I find these obesity studies endlessly fascinating, I find myself wondering how many times a year we have to publish these things. That being said, today’s edition boasts an interesting comparison to that single-payer Valhalla, otherwise known as Canada.
But despite that health care pipe dream those on the left drone on about, those north of the border aren’t necessarily healthier. In fact, over the last two decades, obesity rates in both countries have steadily grown along with our waistlines, according to the latest numbers from the National Center for Health Statistics, a branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
But America’s still king: In Canada, a little more than 24 percent of men and nearly 24 percent of women are obese while nearly 33 percent of men and 36.2 percent of women in the states tilt out the scales.
But the actual obesity growth rates for both counties remain steadily high. And I only dwell – and frequently revisit – these stats because they remain so critical to the wellness variable that the mainstream media, and politicians, all too often overlook.
And while certain sitcom stars might be able to heal their illnesses with just their minds, the rest of us aren’t there quite yet.