Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The Western Diet

Here's one of my favorite quotes from Michael Pollan, who writes in In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto (Penguin Press, 2008):

"People eating a Western diet are prone to a complex of chronic diseases that seldom strike people eating more traditional diets. Scientists can argue all they want about the biological mechanisms behind this phenomenon, but whichever it is, the solution to the problem would appear to remain very much the same: Stop eating a Western diet."

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