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Report: Childhood obesity accelerating

By Zhang Yi | China Daily | Updated: 2017-05-12 07:27

One in four Chinese children age 7 or above will be obese in 2030, a report issued by Peking University's School of Public Health and other organizations forecasts.

The Report on Childhood Obesity in China, released on Thursday, says childhood obesity has been growing at an astonishing rate. It is predicted that the prevalence of overweight and obese students aged 7 to 18 will reach 28 percent in 2030 without intervention.

The report, developed from data collected in nine cities, showed that in 2014, 28.2 percent of boys and girls aged 7 to 18 were overweight while 16.4 percent were obese by standards adopted by the United Nations.

Report: Childhood obesity accelerating

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