Beatrice. Age: 23.
At first glance, it seems like most Asian-Americans pretty much have this whole obesity thing under control, by the looks of new national statistics. An estimated 11 percent of adult Americans of Asian descent are considered obese. They haven't been included before because people of Asian descent only make up about 5 percent of the population though bythat is expected to climb to 9 percent. Karen Kim, a professor of medicine at the University of Chicago.
Montserrat. Age: 23.
What’s actually behind the low Asian-American obesity rate?
Chinese food has a bad reputation in the UK. The rice-heavy meals and fatty meat dishes are thought to lead straight to obesity and heart disease. But properly prepared, says Chinese food expert Lorraine Clissold, the very opposite is true: the Chinese way of eating is healthy and fulfilling, fights illness and prolongs life. She also insists, in her book Why the Chinese Don't Count Calories, that a real Chinese diet won't make you fat, and that the rising levels of obesity observable in China are in fact caused by sugary, overprocessed Western food.
Kassandra. Age: 32.
Why China's 'fat' women refuse to sweat it out in the gym
If carbs can make you fat, why were some populations e. Japanese people thin while eating a high carb diet? I basically agree with his ideas, although I think there are a few more answers to this question:.
Please refresh the page and retry. F ifteen years ago, I was playing on a bouncy castle at a park fair in Shanghai, when a member of staff heckled at me to get off, lest I should make the entire thing collapse. Today, the average woman in China is now 5ft 1in tall and weighs 57kg 9 stone - 1.