Chinese overweight - an upcoming problem? So, I read this article. To be short about it, currently 10% of the children have passed the border to be considered 'fat', while a whooping 90 million of the total 1.3 billion chinese suffer from more than 20% overweight. According to the WHO, 300 million chinese are to be considered 'fat', compared to the 225 million that are undernourished. A report from Chen Chaogang, doctor at the university in the Guangdong province, the number of overweight children increase by 8% annually. He says, that the one-child policy results in chinese parents (and even grandparents) give their children all they want, including food. Because of periods of starvation, which parents to the children have suffered from, they also naturally feed their childs more. WHO is now working through campaigns to encourage people to eat less sugar and fat, replace it with better food, and also to do more physical activity. Had to translate it myself, and so I did freely. Hope I didnt lose any points, but I did my best. Originally caught at: http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/nyheter/story/0,2789,661572,00.html (its in swedish, so I bet not many of you understand it, but I'll give you a link anyway.) So, how about this? An increase of 8% annually is quite extreme, compared to those huge numbers. Is this getting out of our hands? Discuss!