30 May 2014

Something smells a little fishy about this study from The Lancet, which finds that in Egypt, a nation with a per-capita GDP of $6,600, over 70% of adults are overweight or obese.

I confess my ample ignorance of biochemistry and nutritional science.  I just don't understand how you get from a third of small children being stunted to more than 70% of adults consuming significantly more food-energy than they expend.  Are that many Egyptians sedentary office workers or sitting at home all day unemployed while someone brings subsidized bread to them? 

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