Why are children in rural China suddenly becoming obese? Scientists are blaming a lack of exercise and good old American food.
Researchers, in fact, are predicting that China’s enthusiasm for a Western-style diet of junk food and soft drinks is setting the stage for big increases in diabetes and heart disease there.
This news was revealed in the results of a 29-year study just published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
The study, “Trends in overweight and obesity among rural children and adolescents from 1985 to 2014 in Shandong, China,” followed nearly 28,000 children and adolescents.