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Today saw the long anticipated book Fat China: How Expanding Waistlines are Changing a Nation (China in the 21st Century) by Paul French, on obesity in China. “An in-depth analysis of the growing problem of obesity in China and its relationship to the nation’s changing diet, lifestyle trends and healthcare system.”
From the announcement:
China’s economy has boomed, but a potentially disastrous side effect – along with pollution and a growing income gap between urban and rural regions – is the effects obesity will have on the country’s fragile healthcare system. China’s urban centres have seen alarmingly rising rates of obesity. Throughout the country, an estimated 200 million people out of a total population of around 1.3 billion were overweight – over 15%.

Paul French is a speaker at the China Speakers Bureau. When you need him at your conference, do get in touch. 

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