A new study suggests many Americans deem themselves as healthy.
U.S. (WiredPRNews.com) – A new study suggests the majority of people hold a favorable view of their own health in comparison to the health of others. As reported by HealthDay News, over half of the people surveyed for the study ranked their health better than the health of others.
Dr. Michael Roizen, author of the study and chairman of The Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute, is quoted in the report as stating of the findings, “Either people are denying reality about themselves or they don’t have the correct knowledge and believe they are doing the right things… Personally, I think there is a lot of misinformation [about healthy habits].”
Eva To, a registered dietician in White Plains, N.Y., is further quoted in the report as stating, “Americans are just not into prevention… If they are not sick, they think they are healthy. But most of the killers are silent diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries. We don’t feel it, but they are killers all the same.”
As noted in the report, the GE Healthcare, The Cleveland Clinic and Ochsner Health System commissioned survey was released Tuesday.
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