Fallout From The One-Child Policy

As China considers loosening its one-child policy and internal encouragement of reform has been reported, the GlobalPost has launched a series surveying “the world’s worst ever man-made gender gap”.  The first...

Shanghai Schoolchildren Getting “Very Fat Very Fast”

The past ten years have seen a surge in obesity rates among Shanghai’s schoolchildren, according to a Global Times report: Obesity among Shanghai schoolchildren has increased 24.4 percent in the last decade, according to a...

China Becomes World’s New Diabetes Capital

Almost one in ten adults in China has diabetes, a new reports says. From Reuters: According to the report, more than 92 million adults in China have diabetes, and nearly 150 million more are well on their way to developing it....

Diabetes Becoming “Major Problem”

China has the second largest number of diabetes patients in the world, but that’s still an underreported figure, reports China Daily: Diabetes is fast becoming a major health problem in the country with close to 40 million...

China’s new wealth threatens to take heavy toll on health – Clifford Coonan

From The Independent (link): China’s increasing wealth is stretching the country’s waistlines and threatening an epidemic of diabetes, cancer and other conditions that could kill up to 80 million people in the next 10 years, health officials say. Chinese people are typically slim, but there are many more overweight children and adults in evidence in […]

Diabetes: Asia’s ticking time bomb – Paul Zimmet

From Asia Times: One could be forgiven for thinking communicable illnesses, such as HIV/AIDS and the newly feared bird flu, are the major disease threats for Asia in the next and coming decades… It would be foolish in any way to discount the potential impact of these diseases. But a much greater health concern looms […]



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