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Post time 2013-8-13 14:09:50 |Display all floors
just as fat as Americans.  Yuk!

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Obesity has many causes including over eating, eating the wrong kind of foods as well as less common causes such as food allergies and as recently discovered hormonal imbalances and genetic issues with certain genes incorrectly set.

The article is simplistic and doesn't really deal with the massive damage that long term obesity when young can cause the body. Apart from the more well known issues such as diabetes type II, heart disease and blood pressure issues there are a raft of horrific side effects including lymph oedema, cardio vascular diseases, hardening of the arteries being one example, to oedema (fluid retention), hormone imbalances, increased chances of stroke, venous ulcers on the extremities and gas gangrene due to vascular degeneration and or diabetes. Blindness and joint damage, crushed discs in the spine and fatty liver to name a few.

There is no single effective solution as the root causes of a person's obesity are varied, so the best methods to deal with obesity are both by education and finding out why the person is obese and then tailoring a suitable weight reduction strategy to suit the person.
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Obesity has many causes including over eating, eating the wrong kind of foods as well as less common ...

The worst part of all of this is that people of East Asian descent are actually much more likely to develop diabetes from weight gain than their Anglo counterparts. A Chinese person with a normal BMI but a 10 pound weight gain has a higher risk of developing diabetes than an Anglo with a BMI that is considered obese. This is one of the reasons that the BMI chart for Asians is different than the BMI chart for Anglos. Harvard Medical School currently has a diabetes initiative that is focused solely on Asian Americans. Through the Joslin diabetes center, they are doing research and education on the causes of diabetes and how it affects the East Asian community. The website has a ton of wonderful information available in English, Chinese and Japanese. Topics include food, nutrition, chronic disease, exercise, carb education, and diabetes management. There is even a virtual wok where people can select ingredients (common and "exotic") used in Chinese cooking to calculate calories, fat, and carbs.  I occasionally volunteer with a Chinese physician to provide health checks for free to migrant workers in our community, and this is the website we get most of our information to help others. The website is I believe that it is easily accessible without a VPN. I highly encourage anyone to read it for health information related to diabetes.

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Post time 2013-8-13 16:45:18 |Display all floors
vincelee76 Post time: 2013-8-13 14:09
just as fat as Americans.  Yuk!

Not all Americans are fat, but I will admit that there are quite a bit of extremely obese people running around. It is quite sad. Basically, they are committing suicide...slowly.

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