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Outdated attitudes to blame for rural children's obesity

China Daily | Updated: 2016-07-28 07:55

GLOBAL DATA ANALYSIS shows that in developed countries the child obesity rates are higher in rural areas, while in developing countries child obesity is more often seen in cities. In China, both urban and rural areas are witnessing a growing number of obese children. Southern Metro-polis Daily commented on Wednesday:

Child obesity is the result of lifestyle, or in rare instances genetics.

Obese children usually eat too much high-fat and sugary foods and don't do enough exercise. Such a lifestyle increases the risk of suffering from high blood pressure, heart disease and other chronic non-communicable diseases as an adult.

Outdated attitudes to blame for rural children's obesity

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