Overweight and obesity in China

Yangfeng Wu
August 2006
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);8/19/2006, Vol. 333 Issue 7564, p362
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the increase in the number of overweight and obese people in China. China, once considered to have one of the leanest populations, is now catching up to Western rates of obesity. This rise in overweight and obese people is due to changes in the Chinese traditional diet, reduced levels of physical activity, and increased sedentary lifestyles which are being seen in the country.


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