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Getting mushy: Choke-proof food for Japanese elderly

    Did you know that in Japan more people die from choking on food than from car accidents? Scientists are making choke proof food in Japan to help stop the epidemic.
    “Engay is Japanese for “swallowing”, something that can become increasingly difficult as people age: more Japanese now die each year from choking than in traffic accidents.” –The Atlantic

    “The product can also help special healthcare facilities for the elderly avoid using feeding systems and help the elderly attend dinner meetings again – it’s the conversation that can help them feel better too, so having another opportunity to eat yourself can have both physical and psychological impacts.” –Healthgoesup

    Japan’s aging population also has created a thriving industry for adult diapers, they outsell baby diapers.