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Will China Defeat Obesity?

In high-income countries, excess weight is the third-leading risk factor in death. The importance of addressing this was brought home again last month with the publication of a new study and editorial, also in The Lancet. The work looked at 22 different cancers in Britain and their association with body mass index (B.M.I.), a simple but more effective measure of obesity than weight alone.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

It’s past wake-up time for China as it already has the greatest number of diabetics in the world, and the percentage is growing.

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