Fat China by Paul French download in iPad, ePub, pdf
In other words, the number of overweight Chinese had doubled in a decade. Companies with emblems of golden arches and monochrome mermaids are not the sole perpetrators of this circumstance.
Perhaps resulting from the famines of generations past, food, specifically high-fat foods, are now seen as a luxurious item. Due to underdiagnosis, China could potentially be home to many more diabetics, unaware of their condition or unable to access treatment. The diet has changed, and urban malnutrition is now virtually extinct, but not necessarily for the better. Implementing nationwide social programs on public nutrition through mass media, public campaigns and community based promotions are potentially effective mediums towards combating obesity in China.
Chinese New Year is just around the corner. The speed of growth is shocking. With growing incomes in Chinese society, families are now able to afford these unhealthy but highly desired foods resulting in increasing rates of consumption of high-fat diets. Some of the policies work towards promoting healthy diets and lifestyles while also providing incentives to food growers. Active lifestyles have not caught on, and nutritional balance in daily diets is often askew.
These figures were expected to double within a decade, with doctors warning that obesity could become China's biggest health threat for future generations. These guidelines become useful in assisting the population in adopting healthy eating habits which can be an important preventative measure against obesity.
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