According to a study by Harvard researchers, China is facing an enormous problem with heart disease, brought on by lifestyle factors and smoking.
- The New York Times: China Faces a Surge in Cardiovascular Disease, Study Finds
- Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Potential Impact of Time Trend of Life-Style Factors on Cardiovascular Disease Burden in China
As the Chinese increasingly start adopting Western lifestyle habits, such as drinking soda and consuming junk food, obesity and heart disease rates are skyrocketing. In addition, the fat-phobic dietary guidelines in China only seem to exacerbate the problem.
Maybe the Chinese should stop copying the West, especially when it comes to our biggest mistakes, like smoking and low-fat diets?