Nearly 1 in 5 Chinese overweight or obese

From this article on MSNBC:

Nearly one in every five of China’s more than 1.3 billion people are overweight or obese and the problem is getting worse among children, especially boys, according to a study.

The study, to be published in the Aug. 19 issue of the British Medical Journal, found that 10 million children from the ages of 7 to 18 were overweight in 2000, up 28 times from 1985.

I was about to gloat, until I got to this point in the article:

Comparatively, the U.S. has one of the highest rates of obesity in the world, with more than 60 percent of American adults considered overweight or obese, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data.

Frightening.

Edit: On a somewhat related note, Kelly coined a new term for corpulence today: Overbese.

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