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    The region where I come from in India, the diet is very carbohydrate-rich, specifically rice-rich. People eat large amounts of rice all 3 times of the day. And a significant size of the population is vegetarian to boot. This past summer, when I visited India, it was very difficult to find people over the age of 40 w/o diabetes or hypertension. Diabetes is exploding in India. I don't think traditional Indian diet had much sugar but now, not only do people eat lots of rice (and wheat in other regions) but they also eat lots of sugar. And ofcourse the traditional fats are all replaced by "heart-healthy" sunflower and vegetable oils!


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    Don't make the mistake of equating longevity with health. I lived in Japan for a while and can tell you that past age 50 or so, they do not age well at all.

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    Also, traditionally dairy is not a huge part of their diet like it is here. Dairy plus high carbs is where some people can get into trouble.


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    USA produces more corn, soy, and wheat than anywhere on the planet.


    Kind of makes sense there is an obesity epidemic here...


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