Being American Is Bad for Your Health | Alternet.

Americans have the highest incidence of AIDS, the highest obesity rates, the highest diabetes rates among adults 20 and older, the highest rates of chronic lung disease and heart disease and drug-related deaths.

Individual behavior:¬†Tobacco, diet, physical inactivity, alcohol and other drug use and sexual practices play a part, but there’s not a whole lot of evidence that uniquely nails Americans’ behavior. The big exception is injurious behavior. We loves us our firearms, and we don’t much like wearing seat belts or motorcycle helmets.