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What Country Tops the List of Healthiest Countries?

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  • Japan ranked highest in the world for both female and male life expectancy
  • The United States spends $2.7 trillion annually -- TWICE the amount per person as most other industrialized nations – on health care, yet was ranked only 29th for male life expectancy and 33rd for female
  • While health risks like infectious diseases and malnutrition are causing fewer deaths than they have in decades, other more insidious causes of death, like chronic disease, have taken their place in many countries, including the United States
  • Dietary factors, such as eating larger amounts of animal-based omega-3 fats and fermented foods like natto, may play a role in the Japanese’s generally good health
  • The more healthy habits you embrace, the higher your chances of aging "successfully" becomes … and the longer your lifespan is likely to be

By Dr. Mercola

The United States spends $2.7 trillion annually -- TWICE the amount per person as most other industrialized nations – on health care. With this level of spending, you might think Americans would be among the healthiest people on the planet … unfortunately, that isn't the case.


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