I’ll put this directly in GD, since that is where it is bound to end up.
For those of you who advocate low-carb diets- how do you explain the relatively low incidence of obesity in East Asia. Now, I can only speak for China, but I can say with authority that China eats a lot of rice. At my school dining hall, every single meal, the students got a huge mound of rice. The veggies, meat, whatever, was more of a condiment or extra than the heart of the meal. The same went for family meals. People ate large amounts of simple white carbs. Alternatively, you might get a mound of noodles with a few veggies and a couple of chunks of meat in it. Still, it was by far mostly carbs.
Despite that, obesity was rare. Indeed, the only places you’d reliably see obese young people was in the larger cities where western eating habits were more common. According to the “it’s the carbs” theory, this makes no sense What’s going on?