From AP: “Nearly 200 million Chinese are overweight, the Health Ministry said Tuesday in a report that reflected the swelling waistlines that have accompanied rising incomes.
More than 160 million Chinese have high blood pressure and 20 million suffer from diabetes, while rates of those and other obesity-related ills are rising, the ministry said.”
the full article is here (via Washington National Opera News).
Update: Here’s another article about the increase in overweight people in China. It talks about the results of a recent nationwide health survey and what they mean about Chinese peoples diets.
“The study showed although China reduced poverty in the past few decades, people there face new health issues arising largely from their increasingly fatty diet.”
— Sara Harris