The number of overweight children under five rose 38 per cent between 2000 and 2016 in Asia-Pacific. Photo: Handout

Childhood obesity is rising rapidly in Asia-Pacific and it costs the region US$166 billion a year

Overweight children are at higher risk of becoming obese as adults and then developing serious health problems like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and liver disease

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The number of overweight children under five rose 38 per cent between 2000 and 2016 in Asia-Pacific. Photo: Handout
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