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China may have twice as many overweight people as in 1991

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 25 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:173
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. 1Abergavenny

    More than 120 million men and women in China are overweight or obese, according to a new study (Obesity 2007;15:10-18).

    The number of overweight men and women may have more than doubled since 1991, and the rates of obesity in men may have more than tripled in the same period.

    “Overweight and obesity have become important public health problems in China. There is an urgent need to develop national strategies aimed at the prevention, detection, and treatment of overweight and obesity to reduce the increasing burden of cardiovascular disease,” say …

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