The number of obese people in China has now surpassed that of the US. This is a massive problem for the country, as obesity is linked to lifestyle-related diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
Dr. Jason Fung talks about the likely reasons behind this disaster in the TV interview above.
The main culprit is likely that people are swapping the traditional Chinese diet for junk food, as the availability of the latter has grown with China’s economic development.
So a big part of the solution is to go back to eating less processed carbs and instead focus on real food.