Body Politics | Readers Digest has just released an interesting survey of dieting and weight preferences of 16,000 people around the globe.
In Finland, 83% of men and women have dieted at least once, vs 72% in the US and 21% in India. In Finland, the attempts to diet have worked, slashing heart disease deaths in the working-age population by 80 percent over the past three decades, adding nearly 10 years to the average Finn’s life.
America’s not doing so well in curbing obesity, in spite of our diet regimens. However we did score high in not being happy with our husbands’ weight. Read on American Women Lead World in Wanting Thinner Husbands Body Politic.