Thursday, December 29, 2005

Fast food and obesity in Iran

Fast food is just one Western influence that is being blamed for obesity and other health problems that are on the rise in Iran.

The founder of a group formed to combat these health problems, Dr Nizal Sarrafzadegan of the Isfahan Healthy Heart Programme, says that 20 years ago Iranians were not eating fast food and now Iranians "have a high prevalence of hypertension and a high prevalence of diabetes, and smoking and high cholesterol."
[more from the BBC]

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