Why are children in rural China suddenly becoming obese? Scientists are blaming a lack of exercise and good old American food.
The study was conducted by giving mice levels of sucrose and fructose comparable to levels in western diets. The researchers found sugar’s impact on inflammatory pathways is the culprit.
The new study in Public Health Nutrition reminds us that in developing countries, sugar intake continues to rise. Therefore, the developing world needs policies that limit added sugars, hopefully before the train leaves the station.