China has seen an increase in overweight youth. Photo: Reuters

62 million people in China obese, sparking fears of 'alarming' financial burden

China has the fourth-greatest increase in childhood obesity

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China has seen an increase in overweight youth. Photo: Reuters
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Jeanette Wang

Jeanette Wang

SCMP health editor Jeanette Wang discovered the joy of trail running in 2011, when she moved from ultra-urbanised Singapore to the country park haven of Hong Kong. She's since neglected road running and triathlons in favour of the trails, and participates regularly in local races. Why? Because, as, John Muir said: “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity..."