Fat China : How Expanding Waistlines are Changing a Nation.

By: French, Paul
Contributor(s): Crabbe, Matthew
Series: China in the 21st Century: Publisher: London : Anthem Press, 2010Copyright date: ©2010Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (250 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780857289865Subject(s): Obesity -- China.;Body image -- China.;Diet -- China.;Lifestyles -- ChinaGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Fat China : How Expanding Waistlines are Changing a NationDDC classification: 362.1963980951 LOC classification: 2010036953Online resources: Click to View
Contents:
Intro -- Front Matter -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- TABLE OF CONTENTS -- LIST OF TABLES -- PREFACE -- INTRODUCTION -- How Expanding Waistlines are Changing a Nation -- China Gets Fat -- Alarm Bells -- The Wider Implications -- Chapter 1: CHINA GETS ON THE SCALES -- Quantifying the Size of the Problem -- Weighing the Nation -- From Famine to Feast -- Obesity and Children -- China's Obesity Epidemic -- Chapter 2: CHINA'S FAT CLASS -- Defining China's Middle Class? -- How Big is China's Middle Class? -- What About the Rest of China? -- More Money - More Temptation to Eat -- Chapter 3: FAT CITY - OBESITY AND URBANISATION -- Living an Obeseogenic Life -- Fat-Creating Cities -- Instant Noodles, Instant Cities -- Fat Flats -- Parks and Privatized Space -- The Rise of the Chinese Suburb -- Is There a Link between Urbanization and Obesity? -- Obese City or Healthy City? -- Chapter 4: MEGA-WOK - CHINA'S DIET FROM CABBAGE TO CUISINE -- Economies of Scale - More, More, More -- Moving Up the Food Chain -- Pork - The National Meat -- Poultry - Chickens Die Younger in China Now -- Eggs - Consumption Pattern May Change Due to Lifestyles -- Beef - Eating Wealth -- Rice and Grain - It Ain't What it Used to Be -- Potatoes - A Highly Productive Vegetable -- Aquatic Produce - All the Fish in the Sea -- Fruit and Vegetables - More Choice, More Availability -- Dairy - Breaking Down Taboos -- The Sectors Compared -- Sugar - China's Sweet Tooth -- Salt - Goitres Down, Blood Pressure Up -- Oils and Fats - The 'Hidden Ingredients' -- Alcoholic Drinks - China's Beer Belly -- Soft Drinks - Fizzy China -- The Hidden Dangers - MSG, Trans Fats and Interesterified Fats -- Food Poisoning: Bad Practice -- Going Green…Maybe -- GM Foods - Frankenstein's Kitchen? -- And So in Today's HFSS World… -- Identifying the 'Evil' -- Chapter 5: SHELVES OF FAT - FOOD RETAILING IN CHINA.
Where Has All the Fresh Food Gone? -- Busier Lifestyles - Changing the Way People Act -- Shopping: China's National Sport -- Supermarket Sweep -- Selling-Up the Farm -- Problems of Distribution - Changing the Way Food is Supplied -- Can Retailers Change the Chinese Diet for the Better? -- Chapter 6: FAST FAT - THE IMPACT OF FAST-FOOD IN CHINA -- The Fast Food Nation -- Like Most Things, the Chinese Invented Fast Food! -- The Colonel and the Clown: KFC and McDonald's Compete for China -- McDonald's - Beefing Up -- KFC - Chickening Out -- Coffee and Pizza: Exotic Imports for an Eclectic New Consumer Class -- Wonton 'U' Like - The Rise of Domestic Fast Food Chains -- A Plethora of Fast-Food Choices -- Supersized in China -- How Much of the Obesity Problem is Related Directly to Fast-Food? -- Chapter 7: SELLING FAT - PROMOTING FAT IN CHINA -- Who Persuaded the Chinese that They Like Coffee? -- Advertising and Obesity -- Moves on Advertising -- You Sold Us the Fat, Now Sell Us the Cure -- Chapter 8: LITTLE FAT EMPERORS - OBESITY AMONG CHINA'S CHILDREN -- One Family, One Child -- The Six-Pocket Syndrome and Loaded Teens -- Hong Kong Offers an Example -- The Most Important Meal of the Day -- School Lunches -- Sport for All? -- It's Tough Being a Kid -- Chapter 9: THE FAT AND THE THIN - CHINA'S BODY IMAGE -- To Get Thin is Glorious -- The Fat/Thin Contradiction -- Wanted: Only the Pretty Need Apply -- Diets and Dieting -- Body Beautiful, Courtesy of the Surgeon -- Suck Out the Fat -- Pill Popping - Slimming Pills, Laxatives and Anorectics -- Eating Disorders - Still a Taboo -- Chapter 10: CHINA'S FAT CLINIC - THE IMPACT OF OBESITY ON CHINA'S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM -- The Pressures on the Healthcare System -- Confucian Notions of Protection -- Nobody to Tell You You're Obese -- 'Basically a Failure' - The Need to Rethink.
The Dilemma of Reform - Between a Rock and a Hard Place -- Insuring the Obese -- The Core Conditions -- The Cost of Obesity - The Available Evidence -- Take the Evidence, and Multiply That by China -- What are the Potential Costs of Obesity to China? -- Can the Cost be Reduced? -- Beijing and Big Pharma -- Nutrition and Nutritionists -- The Cost of Failure -- End Matter -- Conclusion: THE FUTURE OF FAT CHINA - VICTIMS OF THEIR OWN SUCCESS? -- Lifestyle - The New Threat -- NOTES -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- INDEX.
Summary: 'Fat China' provides an in-depth analysis of the growing problem of obesity in China and its relationship to the nation's changing diet, lifestyle trends and healthcare system.
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Intro -- Front Matter -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- TABLE OF CONTENTS -- LIST OF TABLES -- PREFACE -- INTRODUCTION -- How Expanding Waistlines are Changing a Nation -- China Gets Fat -- Alarm Bells -- The Wider Implications -- Chapter 1: CHINA GETS ON THE SCALES -- Quantifying the Size of the Problem -- Weighing the Nation -- From Famine to Feast -- Obesity and Children -- China's Obesity Epidemic -- Chapter 2: CHINA'S FAT CLASS -- Defining China's Middle Class? -- How Big is China's Middle Class? -- What About the Rest of China? -- More Money - More Temptation to Eat -- Chapter 3: FAT CITY - OBESITY AND URBANISATION -- Living an Obeseogenic Life -- Fat-Creating Cities -- Instant Noodles, Instant Cities -- Fat Flats -- Parks and Privatized Space -- The Rise of the Chinese Suburb -- Is There a Link between Urbanization and Obesity? -- Obese City or Healthy City? -- Chapter 4: MEGA-WOK - CHINA'S DIET FROM CABBAGE TO CUISINE -- Economies of Scale - More, More, More -- Moving Up the Food Chain -- Pork - The National Meat -- Poultry - Chickens Die Younger in China Now -- Eggs - Consumption Pattern May Change Due to Lifestyles -- Beef - Eating Wealth -- Rice and Grain - It Ain't What it Used to Be -- Potatoes - A Highly Productive Vegetable -- Aquatic Produce - All the Fish in the Sea -- Fruit and Vegetables - More Choice, More Availability -- Dairy - Breaking Down Taboos -- The Sectors Compared -- Sugar - China's Sweet Tooth -- Salt - Goitres Down, Blood Pressure Up -- Oils and Fats - The 'Hidden Ingredients' -- Alcoholic Drinks - China's Beer Belly -- Soft Drinks - Fizzy China -- The Hidden Dangers - MSG, Trans Fats and Interesterified Fats -- Food Poisoning: Bad Practice -- Going Green…Maybe -- GM Foods - Frankenstein's Kitchen? -- And So in Today's HFSS World… -- Identifying the 'Evil' -- Chapter 5: SHELVES OF FAT - FOOD RETAILING IN CHINA.

Where Has All the Fresh Food Gone? -- Busier Lifestyles - Changing the Way People Act -- Shopping: China's National Sport -- Supermarket Sweep -- Selling-Up the Farm -- Problems of Distribution - Changing the Way Food is Supplied -- Can Retailers Change the Chinese Diet for the Better? -- Chapter 6: FAST FAT - THE IMPACT OF FAST-FOOD IN CHINA -- The Fast Food Nation -- Like Most Things, the Chinese Invented Fast Food! -- The Colonel and the Clown: KFC and McDonald's Compete for China -- McDonald's - Beefing Up -- KFC - Chickening Out -- Coffee and Pizza: Exotic Imports for an Eclectic New Consumer Class -- Wonton 'U' Like - The Rise of Domestic Fast Food Chains -- A Plethora of Fast-Food Choices -- Supersized in China -- How Much of the Obesity Problem is Related Directly to Fast-Food? -- Chapter 7: SELLING FAT - PROMOTING FAT IN CHINA -- Who Persuaded the Chinese that They Like Coffee? -- Advertising and Obesity -- Moves on Advertising -- You Sold Us the Fat, Now Sell Us the Cure -- Chapter 8: LITTLE FAT EMPERORS - OBESITY AMONG CHINA'S CHILDREN -- One Family, One Child -- The Six-Pocket Syndrome and Loaded Teens -- Hong Kong Offers an Example -- The Most Important Meal of the Day -- School Lunches -- Sport for All? -- It's Tough Being a Kid -- Chapter 9: THE FAT AND THE THIN - CHINA'S BODY IMAGE -- To Get Thin is Glorious -- The Fat/Thin Contradiction -- Wanted: Only the Pretty Need Apply -- Diets and Dieting -- Body Beautiful, Courtesy of the Surgeon -- Suck Out the Fat -- Pill Popping - Slimming Pills, Laxatives and Anorectics -- Eating Disorders - Still a Taboo -- Chapter 10: CHINA'S FAT CLINIC - THE IMPACT OF OBESITY ON CHINA'S HEALTHCARE SYSTEM -- The Pressures on the Healthcare System -- Confucian Notions of Protection -- Nobody to Tell You You're Obese -- 'Basically a Failure' - The Need to Rethink.

The Dilemma of Reform - Between a Rock and a Hard Place -- Insuring the Obese -- The Core Conditions -- The Cost of Obesity - The Available Evidence -- Take the Evidence, and Multiply That by China -- What are the Potential Costs of Obesity to China? -- Can the Cost be Reduced? -- Beijing and Big Pharma -- Nutrition and Nutritionists -- The Cost of Failure -- End Matter -- Conclusion: THE FUTURE OF FAT CHINA - VICTIMS OF THEIR OWN SUCCESS? -- Lifestyle - The New Threat -- NOTES -- ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS -- INDEX.

'Fat China' provides an in-depth analysis of the growing problem of obesity in China and its relationship to the nation's changing diet, lifestyle trends and healthcare system.

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