Fat Fines: Could Japan Plan Work in U.S.?

As waistlines continue to expand in Japan, the country's lawmakers are taking the unusual step of fining companies that employ overweight workers — an approach that diet experts say would likely meet with failure in the United States. "They'd never get away with that here," said Dr. Keith Ayoob, associate professor of pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. "I'm sure the intent is to get a healthier society, but I'm not sure this is the best way to go." Still, in Japan,...Full Story
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