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    Chinese women don’t get fat, but American women who eat (American) Chinese food do

    By Jennifer 8. Lee | November 2, 2007

    I thought this piece from Calorie Labs had such a cute title that I am citing it, even though it is citing old news. Basically in March the Center for Science in the Public Interest released a study (their second) on American Chinese food and discovered it is bad for you. This always gets a lot of media play.

    Anyway, it is true-ish. American Chinese food is bad for you because American-anything cuisine is pretty bad for you — because Americans favor things which are deepfried, sweetish and heavy in meat. But Chinese Chinese food (which features a lot more vegetables, seafood, tofu and less frying, less meat) is pretty good for you.  So Chinese people who come to the United States and thus deal with American food become a lot less healthier.

    Chinese people in China are always perplexed when I show them a photo of General Tso’s chicken (which they don’t have in China) — one guy asked me “Is that oxtail?”

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