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    I think the Mediterranean is an urban myth, particularly where the French are concerned. A white baguette per person, per day, copious amounts of very strong espresso and a fag plus at least 1/2 caraffe of red wine with all meals, even for those trades people who are driving large vehicles in the afternoon after imbibing said red wine, seems to be the norm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2nd_Alto View Post
    Maybe the exception that proves the rule but Australia's death rate of 35.84 per million population with obesity rates of about 67% - much the same as the UK from a very quick google search.
    I think population density is the main factor after obesity.

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    I forgot the fags - are they still healthier than us, even with them? Or are figures adjusted to reflect smoking levels?

    Just did a quick calculation based on Worldometer figures, which I will post properly later - actual cases in OZ have a marginally worse mortality rate than the UK. So you are far less likely to get it in Oz, but no less likely to die.
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    I didn't know that Sarah, that's very interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mamie View Post
    I think population density is the main factor after obesity.
    I'm curious as to what influence that has Mamie? Not disagreeing just curious.
    One is too many a thousand not enough.

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    I wonder if it's the NHS that came into being just after I was born. It's free, and people place zero value on what is totally free, "they will fix me up if I'm sick" mentality so no need for me to take personal responsibility fo my health.
    One is too many a thousand not enough.

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    Definitely a certain amount of that attitude Roseymary.
    As to population density - just the fact that we still have large cities where we still have traditional terraced housing, lots of flats, multi generations living in close proximity and relying on each other for day to day existence. People live close to one another.

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