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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

China Battles Rising Teen Obesity, Diabetes


The opening up of China has produced many benefits for the people of the world's most populous country, but there are challenges too.

Growing prosperity has led to more fatty processed foods entering the Chinese diet, and coupled with less fresh food and children who don't exercise, the result is an obesity epidemic.

A new study has uncovered evidence to show that the number of Chinese teenagers with diabetes is nearly four times higher than among their peers in the United States.

Full article at Radio Australia

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