Shang­hai white-col­lar work­ers over­weight: sur­vey

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

More than 35 per­cent of Shang­hai white-col­lar work­ers were over­weight in 2016, up from 15 per­cent in 2011, ac­cord­ing to a re­port re­leased by a busi­ness con­sult­ing com­pany.

The re­port by Shang­hai For­eign Ser­vice is based on the phys­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion re­sults of 500,000 white-col­lar work­ers. It shows that 35.3 per­cent of them were over­weight, while 18.1 per­cent had fatty liver dis­eases. More than 53 per­cent of the over­weight peo­ple were male.

An­a­lysts said the weight prob­lem was caused by poor eat­ing habits and life­styles.

In 2016, about 64 per­cent of these white-col­lar work­ers prac­ticed health man­age­ment, in­clud­ing get­ting reg­u­lar ex­er­cise, eat­ing a bal­anced diet and un­der­go­ing reg­u­lar med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tions, down from 77 per­cent in 2015, the re­port said.

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