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One in Five Chinese Children Is Overweight or Obese, and the Booming Economy May Be to Blame, Study Reveals

One in Five Chinese Children Is Overweight or Obese, and the Booming Economy May Be to Blame, Study Reveals
One in five Chinese children is overweight or obese, a new study has found, up from just 1 in 20 in 1995.

The research, published Tuesday, found that while China’s rapid economic growth over the past two decades had been accompanied by a reduction in childhood growth stunting and thinness, the country has also seen a four-fold rise in the number of overweight and obese children.
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