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
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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.

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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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