About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

In Jiangsu, Overweight Problem Aroused

by Medindia Content Team on June 6, 2006 at 12:39 PM
Font : A-A+

In Jiangsu, Overweight Problem Aroused

A survey conducted by Nanjing Maternity and Child Health Hospital and local health and education bureaus, Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu Province, with 2,000 6-to-7-year-old children, revealed that number of overweight pre-school children were increased upto fivefold - 4.17 per cent are overweight.

Xia Li, vice-dean of the Health Centre of Nanjing Maternity and Child Health Hospital says since the past 10 years the ratio of overweight pre-school children was quintupled from 0.84% in 1996.

Advertisement

Wrong dietary habits, junk foods, fast foods high in calorie, fat and lack of exercise by sitting idle or watching TV, plays main role in creating overweight problems in childhood which was about 20% higher than normal weight, according to Xia.

Jiangsu Provincial Health Bureau conducted a survey with 8,000 school-age students and finds that 25.7 per cent of urban school-age students are above average weight.
Advertisement

Sheng, a researcher from Sports Science Research Institute, Jiangsu has made a survey says 'the excess weight has certainly affected the children's physical health'.

He added that obesity can also lead to life-threatening problems, like high blood pressure, hypercholesterolemia, and even heart diseases and fatty liver syndrome.

A high percent (11 per cent) in popular cities like Shanghai and Beijing and only 7 per cent school students all over the country were found to be overweight - A national survey held in 2004 reports.

A combined effort by society, parents, schools and the students themselves only make campaigns on balanced diet and exercise a successful thing - experts relies.

Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Can Adjusting Fatty Acid Intake Improve Mood in Bipolar Disorder Patients?
Insulin Resistance Doubles the Risk of Major Depressive Disorder
Emotional Healing
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Ideal Body Weight Battle of the Bulge Anti-Quick Fix Weight Loss 
Recommended Reading
Anti-Quick Fix Weight Loss
Trying to lose weight? Weight loss is not a race or a competition against time but a lifestyle modif...
Battle of the Bulge
The ‘battle of bulge’ is the toughest of all battles. Once you put on weight it is so difficult to g...
Ideal Body Weight
India and China, which are epicenters of a booming economy, are now witnessing a steady rise in obes...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use