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Egypt's obesity battle: 'No one cares about calories here'

A diet laden with sugar, meat and carbs coupled with few opportunities for exercise have left 62% of Egyptians overweight Inside the neon palace that is Koshary Abou Tarek in downtown Cairo, the air smells of fried onions. Plates are heaped high with koshary, a traditional dish containing rice, macaroni and lentils topped with tomato sauce and onions – a filling mainstay across all Egyptian social classes.
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