Anteneh Roba Contributes Chapter to Re Thinking Food
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Anteneh Roba, MD, International Fund for Africa
March 2014

By stressing the correlation between these diets and the disease, Roba highlights a crucial problem of the modern era and offers evidence in support of an unprocessed, organic, plant-based diet.

Anteneh Roba, M.D., founder of International Fund for Africa, has contributed an important chapter to the recent publication Re Thinking Food that highlights the correlation between metabolic syndrome and the western diet.

Metabolic syndrome, which affects up to 30% of the world's population and one-third of the U.S. population, results from a combination of conditions that includes high blood pressure and waist circumference, elevated fasting glucose, elevated triglycerides, and reduced levels of "good" cholesterol.

Metabolic syndrome is currently spreading like wildfire across the globe, including in developing countries like Ethiopia, where the growth of fast-food restaurants offering processed meals based on animal proteins has produced a much higher incidence of these conditions.

By stressing the correlation between these diets and the disease, Roba highlights a crucial problem of the modern era and offers evidence in support of an unprocessed, organic, plant-based diet. 


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