Experts Say One-fifth of Shanghai Youth are Overweight

by Sheela Philomena on  May 22, 2012 at 9:47 AM Obesity News
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One-fifth of youth in Shanghai are obese, say health experts.
 Experts Say One-fifth of Shanghai Youth are Overweight
Experts Say One-fifth of Shanghai Youth are Overweight

According to Shanghai health experts, as much as 19.3 percent of local youngsters in Shanghai are overweight which is a rise of 14.1 percent from two years ago. Obese children have also grown from six percent in 2010 to about 13.2 percent at present, Shanghai Daily reported.

Overweight and obese children should have a regulated diet and exercise more for the sake of their health, says liu Shengtang, a doctor at Shanghai Hongkong Hospital.

liu wants local schools to teach students about the importance of diet and encourage them to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

Source: IANS

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