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In Over 35 Years of Economic Growth, China’s Youth Have Grown Taller, and Fatter

2020年12月31日 18:41 来源于 财新网
The nation’s young people are now about as tall as their peers in developed countries — and around as obese
Player compete in the final match of the 2020 Jiangsu Youth Elite Football League on Dec. 12 in Suzhou, Jiangsu province.

Young people in China have been getting taller at a quicker rate than those from almost any other country in the last few decades — but they also have some of the world’s fastest-growing waistlines, new research shows.

The findings published last month in peer-reviewed medical journal The Lancet underscore how 35 years of economic growth have brought better nutrition for most Chinese, but also triggered an emerging public health crisis as more people have become overweight or obese.

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