About 19 per cent of adolescents between the ages of six and 17 in China are overweight or obese, according to a new study. Photo: AFP
About 19 per cent of adolescents between the ages of six and 17 in China are overweight or obese, according to a new study. Photo: AFP
Disease

Obesity rises in China as unhealthy lifestyles take toll

  • Increase linked to people eating out more often and greater consumption of sugary drinks
  • About a fifth of children between six and 17 are overweight, study finds

About 19 per cent of adolescents between the ages of six and 17 in China are overweight or obese, according to a new study. Photo: AFP
About 19 per cent of adolescents between the ages of six and 17 in China are overweight or obese, according to a new study. Photo: AFP
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