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Obesity Among Vietnamese Rises Even as They Search for Healthful Food

Fast food chains like McDonald's are growing in Vietnam. (H. Nguyen/VOA)

There’s a familiar trend of fast food chains like KFC and Burger King entering developing countries, where citizens start to see obesity rates increase amid all the new junk food options.

This is not that story, at least in Vietnam. The junk food trend has certainly come to Vietnam already, but now there’s an even newer trend in the country, and it’s the definition of irony: more Vietnamese citizens are looking for food products that are healthful — only to end up with products that are anything but that.

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Source:: VOANews.Com