Researchers found the prevalence of obesity among Hong Kong children increased during the coronavirus pandemic due to disrupted routines. Photo: Nora Tam
Researchers found the prevalence of obesity among Hong Kong children increased during the coronavirus pandemic due to disrupted routines. Photo: Nora Tam

Obesity among Hong Kong children increased during coronavirus pandemic due to unhealthy lifestyle, survey shows

  • Number of overweight or obese children aged between nine and 13 rises from 7 per cent to 24 per cent
  • Health experts attribute increase to disrupted routines leading to unhealthy eating habits, urge parents to set examples

Researchers found the prevalence of obesity among Hong Kong children increased during the coronavirus pandemic due to disrupted routines. Photo: Nora Tam
Researchers found the prevalence of obesity among Hong Kong children increased during the coronavirus pandemic due to disrupted routines. Photo: Nora Tam
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