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Old June 18th, 2005, 09:48 PM   #1
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At least 200 Million Chinese to be Obese in 10 Years

At least 200 million Chinese to be obese in 10 years
Sat Jun 18,11:10 AM ET

BEIJING (AFP) - At least 200 million people in China will suffer from obesity within 10 years if current trends spurred by unhealthy lifestyles continue.

China currently has 90 million obese citizens whose weight is more than 20 percent in excess of their accepted level, said the Information Times, citing medical experts.

Among these, trends among youths were most disturbing, it added.

Ten percent of Chinese children were obese with the number increasing by eight percent annually, Chen Chaogang, a leading doctor at the hospital attached in Zhongshan University in southern Guangdong province, told the newspaper.

High fat fast-food diets and round-the-clock snacking were to blame, it said, adding Chinese had happily adopted more sedentary lifestyles centred around the television, computer and automobile.

Recent research has highlighted significant differences in China between regions and the sexes.

Overweight and metabolic syndrome were higher among people in northern China than in the south, among urban residents rather than country-dwellers and among women more than among men, according to a study published earlier this year in the medical journal the Lancet.

Although obesity in China largely comes from unhealthy lifestyles, genetic factors were responsible for 16 percent of China's obese, the Information Daily said.
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Old June 19th, 2005, 11:25 AM   #2
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And the rest r bonies... I wonder when mainland Chinese will have some health concept.
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Notice that as Chinese people adopt Western lifestyles of eating fast food, forgetting about exercise, and watching TV, obesity problems reminiscient of the West surface. This problem is very bad in the US, and not as bad in Europe.
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But fact is, 10% of the Yanks go to either fitness clubs or gym, look how large the fitness market is in the US. Out of gym, they still have a variety of sports to enjoy...
South Koreans well... They r pretty the healthiest Asians. Don't blame the Americans for being fat.
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Obesity is a major problem in the United States, and it relates to unhealthy lifestyles. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 30 percent of U.S. adults 20 years of age and older - over 60 million people - are obese. The percentage of young people who are overweight has more than tripled since 1980. Among children and teens aged 6-19 years, 16 percent (over 9 million young people) are considered overweight. Although one of the national health objectives for the year 2010 is to reduce the prevalence of obesity among adults to less than 15%, current data indicate that the situation is worsening rather than improving.



Hence it is very important that Chinese people reduce the intake of fast food and sweet carbonated drinks and exercise more to avoid repeat what the Americans are going through in China.
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