America Tops in Kindness and Obesity
April 14, 2011 — 19:00 PM
Americans are more likely to volunteer time, give money and help a stranger than any other people on the planet, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Just over 60 percent of Americans said that they have done something to help another person within the last month. This could include anything from carrying an old lady's shopping to assisting young children learning to
Now for the bad part:
But they are also more likely to be overweight and die younger than average people in 29 industrialised countries... More than a third of the population is obese - the highest proportion in the world and twice the average of the 29 other industrialised countries that were included in the survey.