Derisive diatribes about the state of the nation, nation states and swerving leftward
4 September 2013
China surpasses U.S. on yet another metric
A recent study has shown that China now has a greater diabetes rate than the U.S. On the one had, this surprises me since Chinese are still much thinner and seem to be more active than their American counterparts. (The report did mention that Chinese are getting diabetes at lower BMIs.) On the other hand, the last time I was in China, I was taken back by how much junkfood everyone ate. The junkfood was Chinese junkfood, but junkfood all the same.