Opinion: The role of sugar in Thailand's worsening obesity epidemic

Opinion: The role of sugar in Thailand's worsening obesity epidemic

PHUKET: One of the biggest changes to Phuket’s rapidly urbanizing roadside landscape over the years has been the proliferation of shops selling liquid confections such as chaa manao (lime tea) and a wide range of other colorful drinks, all laced with as many as 25 tablespoons of pure sugar. It would be interesting to do a statistical analysis on this proliferation, especially as it relates to Thailand’s worsening obesity epidemic, already among the worst in Southeast Asia. An estimated 32% of the Thai population is now overweight, and the trend seems to be on the rise as our children are lured into lives of su

Monday, July 3, 2017 | 12:00 PM

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