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BBC媒体英语新闻:Obese British consider themselves healthy 肥胖的英国人称自己健康(mp3下载)

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BBC媒体英语新闻:肥胖的英国人称自己健康,含有新闻文本及mp3免费下载。
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It appears the British are subject to a major delusion. World Health Organisation statistics suggest a staggering 61 per cent of people in the UK are in fact overweight but ask the British about their health and the vast majority, 78 per cent, will claim to be healthy.

Despite constant reporting of the costs and consequences of obesity it appears only 40 per cent of people admit to being overweight in the UK. The polling organisation, Win/Gallup International, which conducted the research, concluded the British had a poor grasp of their health and were not ready to get to grips with it. But self-image is a strange thing: in Denmark and Switzerland nine out of ten people felt they were, on balance, healthy, the highest numbers recorded but the Germans in contrast delivered the harshest verdicts on the state they were in. How the answers relate to national stereotypes, the relative propensity to complain or make light of problems, is not answered in the research.

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