When something starts “The Average American…”, there’s a good chance it’s followed by a statistic that is unflattering, unusual, or quite often unhealthy. In the medical world, however, “The Average American” is used to set standards for our health. The question that each person must then ask themselves is: What does it mean to be average?
In this episode, Dr. Dan and Angela break down the difference between average and normal, discuss how characteristics of a population dictate what “average” really means, and how defining health based on the national average can do more harm than good. This is a must-listen for anyone that would like to have a better handle on their health and is tired of relaying on the average of a generally unhealthy population.
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