The Metabo Law – Japan – Nathanael Carton
The Japanese government approved a few years ago the “Metabo Law” in order to prevent the risk of a general obesity increase. This law refers to a set of guidelines requiring local governments and employers to conduct mandatory annual examinations and affect people between 40 and 74. If they exceed the maximum waistline measurements (85cm for men, 90cm for women), they are directed towards counselling. The fixed goal is the 25% obesity reduction by 2015.