Two-year-old Pang Ya (the Chinese term for fat girl), who weighs 41.5kg, with her parents at home in Yuncheng, Shanxi province. Photos: Corbis

Explosion in childhood obesity in China ‘worst ever’, expert says of new study findings

29-year study finds childhood obesity up 17-fold among boys and 11-fold among girls in rural Shandong; Western lifestyle blamed as doctor calls for ‘catastrophe committee’ to stem rise

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Two-year-old Pang Ya (the Chinese term for fat girl), who weighs 41.5kg, with her parents at home in Yuncheng, Shanxi province. Photos: Corbis
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