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A growing number of Japanese men in their 40s and 50s are suffering from liver function disorders, high cholesterol and other diseases stemming from irregular lifestyle patterns, an organization of hospital administrators said Tuesday.

The Japan Hospital Association said a record-low 14.8 percent of those who went through complete physical checkups last year at hospitals nationwide were diagnosed as free of any health disorder.

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