Chinese men weight gain of 1.6 kg, and woman weight gain of 1.8 kg in 10 years

Yesterday, the first Chinese Nutrition Communication Conference held in Hangzhou, China CDC deputy director Ma Guansheng announced most recent Chinese dietary nutritional status monitoring results, and explained the nutritional status of the Chinese people in the last 10 years.

The results showed that in the last 10 years, the weight of Chinese men gained 1.6 kg increase, and 1.8 kg weight increase for Chinese women. The diet imbalance among the adults has more impacts over the children. In the past 10 years, the percentage of children’s having western fast food at least once a week soared to 16.2% from 1.9%. Urban children per capita daily consumption of a variety of beverages increased from 329 ml 10 years ago to the current 528 ml. Young people in the cities aged 12 to 17 are the major consumers buying the carbonated drinks most frequently. Nearly 60% of them consume carbonated beverages at least once a week. The overweight adolescent boys in the city has reached by 13% and over 9% increase of overweight girls.

The overweight is mainly caused by an imbalance of the diet. The experts said that staple food grains intake was too low in the cities with excessive intake of animal foods, and the structure is not reasonable with the high proportion of pork but insufficient intake of poultry, fish and shrimp.

To this end, China Health Education Center hosted the 2013 Nutrilite Nutritional Event. Director of the China Health Education Center, Mao said “This year, the concept of nutrition and health will continue to be passed to the public, and to their dinning tables.”

Source: Qianjiang Evening News (钱江晚报)

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