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Nutrition Today:
doi: 10.1097/NT.0000000000000012
International Nutrition

Morphological Musings: An Expat in Japan

Hager, Mary H. PhD, RD

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Abstract

Japan enjoys the longest life expectancy in the world and the lowest average body mass index among Asian countries (except North Korea). We Americans, with one-third of our population obese and another one-third overweight, do not enjoy such favorable health statistics. But a lower body mass index among Asians does not guarantee ideal health.

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