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The Healthiest Country In The World Is ...

People in Italy are apparently really, really healthy.

The Bloomberg Global Health Index tallied 163 countries across the world and found the country that invented "modern" pizza is actually the healthiest in the world.

Scoring was based on a few things: life expectancy, causes of death and common health risks like smoking and high blood pressure.

But another factor behind Italy's high rank could be its people's access to health care.

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Italy's health care system is universal; it covers the cost of many medications and has a lot of doctors.

Other countries that top Bloomberg's list are more or less the same; Iceland, Switzerland, Singapore and Australia all have universal coverage.

The U.S., however, came in at No. 34. The U.S. also doesn't have a universal health care system, but it's one of the world's most overweight nations due to poor diet and lack of activity.


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