Photo: Obesity Explosion May Weigh on China's Future



Fifteen-year-old Huang Jiaxin exercises during treatment for obesity at the Aimin Slimming Centre in Wuhan in China's central Hubei Province on March 20, 2006. Doctors are using acupuncture and exercise to help the 353-pound (160-kilogram) boy lose weight.


China's Health Ministry says that 200 million Chinese are overweight and that the number of people considered clinically obese has nearly doubled since 1992.



Photograph from AP/Color China Photo


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