China weighs threat of 60 million obese citizens – Reuters

0Pp From Reuters, an article about how increasing wealth and a changing lifestyle in China is leading to high levels of obesity:

Newly rich China, where the wealth gap is expanding year by year, has more than double as many obese people as it has people living in abject poverty, Xinhua news agency said on Monday.

Changes in traditional diet, including a new fondness for Western fast food, and a sharp rise in the use of cars have been blamed for bulging waistlines in China, where famine and chronic malnutrition caused the deaths of millions in the 1950s. [Full text]

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