Interesting, today there are two news reports about Asians getting overweight. The BBC published a news report today mentioning that one out of four Chinese adults were overweight. In Vietnam, the rate of obesisty among the Vietnamese is about 16 percent.
Both the BBC and Thanh Nien News attribute the rise of obesisty to the rise of economic development and the decrease of physical activity by both Chinese and Vietnamese.
I found it very interesting. Now I can get my four years of pent up revenge against my Vietnamese students and friends by calling them ‘FAT’!