on obesity

Will China have obesity?
Mark Bittman on this subject in The New York Times.

"In the 21st century, it is inevitable that nearly every citizen of the world has been and will continue to be affected by the scourge of junk food and liquid candy. Even though intelligent proposals abound, few countries have attempted to curb their marketing or sales. Without limits, the consumption of unhealthy foods will result in higher rates of obesity, and therefore an increase in associated diseases and premature deaths."

Still you have got to keep in mind, that genes play a large role in obesity as does culture. There is plenty of junk food and liquid candy in other countries where obesity is not as out of control as in America, Australia, UK, NZ et al.  Obesity is a complex societal problem and solutions have not been forthcoming. However there is quite a lot happening at the moment in various scientific fields that may shed some light and offer some solutions. Anyway too much to write in a short blogpost.


Cheerfully yours,