SFGate: Calorie-counter couple trek globe on diet patrol
I just read this article on SFGate, about a couple who toured the world recording what people ate. It's kind of a promotional piece, but this quote caught my eye:
One of the most interesting comparisons in the book is Louie Soto, a Native American Pima Indian in Arizona and Jose Carrillo, a Mexican rancher who lives just a little farther south. They consume the same amount of calories but Soto is way overweight and diabetic. He eats processed foods, and the rancher south of the border eats his own milk, food and cheese. Soto has my favorite quote in the book, that he tried vegetables but they were too expensive so he switched back to "regular foods."
Mmm hmmmm. It's an anecdote not data, but still...