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Bariatrics

Surprise findings on sex

HONG KONG children are sexually mature at an earlier age than many children in Western countries, according to a comprehensive survey to be released tomorrow.

Tuesday, 11 October, 1994, 12:00am

Western lifestyle making city folks sick

CHINA'S standard of living is catching up with that of the West, and so is the nation's blood pressure.

A study by Beijing's Fuwai Hospital shows the number of people with high blood pressure is up 25 per cent over what it was 10 years ago, with one person in nine affected.

21 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

The secrets of our success

I ALWAYS think I suffer from obesity and my husband thinks I'm crazy. Ideally my weight should be 103 to 106 pounds [46.8 to 48.2 kilograms], but even when I'm three or four pounds overweight I feel bloated because I have small bones and every bit of weight shows. At the moment I weigh 108 lb so I'm trying to eat less. But it's difficult because we have been going out every night.

24 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

High cholesterol link

TELEVISION watching has been criticised in numerous health studies and is linked to obesity, low fitness levels, high-fat snacking, even emotional distress, alcohol abuse and aggressive behaviour.

3 Feb 1993 - 12:00am

Paintings in praise of obese women

CULTURE shock came to Ngan Ting in a big way when she arrived in the United States in the summer of 1990 to continue her studies.

''One of my neighbours was an obese woman,'' the young artist recalls. ''I had never seen such a big woman in China.'' Did Ms Ngan snigger? Stare goggle-eyed and shudder? On the contrary.

19 Jan 1993 - 12:00am