"EXPRESS" a publication of the Washington Post, March 25, 2010 page 8:
One in 10 Chinese adults already has disease and another 16% are on the verge of developing it,according to a new study by New England Journal of Medicine. The finding nearly equals the US rate of 11% and surpasses other Western nations, including Germany and Canada.
The change is happening very rapidly, both in terms of their economy and apospos of their health effects," said David Whiting, an epidemiologist at the International Diabetes Federation.
Chronic ailments, such as high blood pressure and heart disease, have been climbing in rapidly developing countries like China, where many people are moving out of farms and into cities where they have more sedentary lifestyles.
Greater wealth has led to sweeping diet changes, including eating heavily salted foods, fatty meats and sugary snacks - boosting obesity rates, a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes. "EATING LIKE THE POOR" may be a good guideline for the rich!
Francis Shieh a.k.a. Xie Shihao sharing this blog on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 11.50 a.m. A bit of American history today: British colonists under Lord Baltimore reached Maryland in 1634 and Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 marchers in the stte capital in Montgomery, Alabama to protest the denial of voting rights to blacks in 1965. I recall such headlines when I was doing research for a project sponsored by National Science Foundation for the purpose of communicating with Chinese scientists by American scientists. Such directory was published by the Hoover Institution of Stanford University in 1971.
We can easily detect such Sino-American Economics of Communication with economic impacts in the 21st century.