Obese Chinese students do exercise under the guidance of a coach at a summer camp in Zhengzhou, Henan Province of China. Photo: Getty
Obese Chinese students do exercise under the guidance of a coach at a summer camp in Zhengzhou, Henan Province of China. Photo: Getty

China health: rising rates of childhood obesity, myopia, tooth decay and mental health problems affecting tens of millions, report warns

  • The rate of obesity among children grew from 15.5 per cent in 2010, to more than 24 per cent in 2019
  • The report also warned that tens of millions of people aged under 17 had ‘emotional problems’ and displayed ‘troublesome behaviour’

Topic |   China society
Obese Chinese students do exercise under the guidance of a coach at a summer camp in Zhengzhou, Henan Province of China. Photo: Getty
Obese Chinese students do exercise under the guidance of a coach at a summer camp in Zhengzhou, Henan Province of China. Photo: Getty
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