Obesity seems to have the same cause the world over, in both humans and lab animals: It results from food toxicity compounded by malnourishment.
The most important food toxins to watchout for are cereal grains (especially wheat), omega-6-rich vegetable oils, and fructose from sugar and corn syrup.
Japan and Korea have one of the lowest obesity rates in the world. What are they doing right?
Their staple starch is rice, not wheat. Rice is the only non-toxic cereal grain and one of our “safe starches.”
They consume far less vegetable oils than Americans.
They consume far less sugar than Americans.
With a minimally toxic diet, it’s almost impossible to become obese, says Paul Jaminet author of the perfect health diet.