Originally Posted by 1fastdoc
What much of this comes down to is that in an effort to reduce fats, manufacturers rely more heavily on sugars.
Kill bread, pasta, white potatoes, white rice and refined sugar from the diet and fat melts off. There's really nothing that surprising about it.
Up in NY there is plenty of obesity but I was amazed at how much worse it is down here. I've had patients that can't fit in my exam chairs and I usually have a few per year that I have to take to the main OR because the outpatient surgical center deems them too high risk. I operated on 2 people in 1 week with BMI's over 80. It takes work to get that fat.
Keep white rice out of this. The Obesity rate for asians is only at 11.6%.