Death of over-weight man spurs obe­sity con­cerns

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWSCAPSULE -

The death of a 22-year-old man who weighed nearly 300 kg (661 pounds) when he died from lung and heart fail­ure should serve as a wakeup call to China’s grow­ing prob­lems with obe­sity, ac­cord­ing to an ex­pert.

Sun Liang died in the People’s Hospi­tal of Rizhao on Sun­day af­ter doc­tors were un­able to re­vive him when his heart beat sud­denly dropped.

“Sun Liang is an ex­treme case of obe­sity. But it rep­re­sents a grow­ing trend,” said Yuan Qun, di­rec­tor of the en­docrinol­ogy depart­ment at the Air Force Gen­eral Hospi­tal of the People’s Lib­er­a­tion Army.

In 2013, the State Gen­eral Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Sports re­ported in a sur­vey that 34.4 per­cent of Chi­nese be­tween the ages of 20 and 69 were over­weight and that 12.7 per­cent were obese. (Photo 4)

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