Another great article by the fantastic Mark Bittman about the Chinese rates of obesity and diabetes and whether they can overcome the challenge much faster than we all will…?
He writes “Say what you will about the Chinese, but they know how to make wholesale changes, and sometimes those changes are inarguably for the good. China has developed public health programs that have reduced communicable diseases to a manageable level. This is certainly good news. But it means that people are now dying of noncommunicable diseases, or chronic diseases that are largely preventable. These diseases, most common in wealthier nations, are caused not by malnutrition in the classic sense but by overconsumption of disease-causing foods as well as lack of exercise and environmental dangers.”
Here is the full “The Opinion Pages” article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/03/opinion/mark-bittman-will-china-defeat-obesity.html?_r=0