Japan's War Against Weight


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It appears that worrying about weight is not new, but in Japan they are taking the fight against obesity to a whole new level. They have now introduced "flab checks" and are measuring all employees over forty years old; men with waist sizes over 85 cm (33.5 inches) will be given a diet plan or sent to a doctor. Corporations will have to cut the number of overweight workers by 10% by 2012 or face increases in compulsory contributions to a welfare fund. ::Guardian

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