Tuesday, July 8, 2008

More Than 25 Percent Of Chinese Adults Are Overweight Or Obese; Absent Changes, Rate Expected To Double In 20 Years

“Like the United States, China is grappling with a serious obesity epidemic, with more than 25 percent of its adults considered overweight or obese and the rate of overweight adults in the country growing remarkably fast, reports a new study in the journal Health Affairs. Movement toward a Western diet and declining physical activity are helping drive up obesity and overweight rates among the Chinese, a pattern that researchers predict will double by 2028 without efforts to address the problem.”


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