China’s rise in wealth brings fall in health

Another article on the growth in stress-related illnesses in China. This one is from the Guardian.

“China’s economic transformation is damaging the health of many of its people, including millions of urban professionals who are suffering from stress and the change to fattier western diets.

A study by the Red Cross Society of China found that more than 70% of the residents of the three wealthiest conurbations, Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, were ill, unfit or short of energy. ”

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