Obese Chinese now total 90 mln, to hit 200 mln in a decade

From Xinhua:

China is expected in 10 years to have at least 200 million people who suffer from obesity, a disease that carries the danger of early death, Chinese medical experts have warned.

China has now over 90 million obese people, whose weight exceeds the standard 20 percent, according to the Information Times…

Among the obese, children are the most disturbing. 10 percent are obese and the number is undergoing an annual 8 percent increase, the paper quoted Chen Chaogang, chief doctor of The Second Hospital of the Zhongshan University, as saying.

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