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Are American men really fatter?

Are American men really fatter?
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Well, it seems we do have larger waistlines than some. Nickolay Lamm from MyDeals.com has created graphics detailing the average American man alongside the average man from France, the Netherlands and Japan.

Out of the four countries, the Average American in his 30's has a larger waistline and higher BMI than his counterparts.

Lamm told The Huffington Post: "I wanted to put a mirror in front of us. Americans like to pride ourselves on being the best country in the world. However, it's clear that other countries have lifestyles and healthcare better than our own."

In his own post, Lamm described several theories for the difference in body mass:

Japanese women and men live longer and healthier than everyone else thanks to a healthy diet and lifestyle.

France has a culture that respects food from the farm, and teaches its children to value a well-balanced diet and proper meal times.

The Dutch have some of the world's best healthcare, particularly at the stages of life that really make a difference for how tall we end up -- prenatal and the early years of childhood.

See the differences yourself in Lamm's illustrations.

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