Allegedly due to obesity, a four-year-old boy from Jiangxi
Province died in his sleep. According to media reports, the boy's BMI (Body Mass Index) was over 35, defined as in the range of “overweight-severely obese” based on Hong Kong's category for BMI. His doctor diagnosed the boy as suffering from many metabolic diseases, including high blood pressure, high levels of fat in his bloodstream, obesity and sleep apnea syndrome. However, the child was taken away before the doctor could institute a treatment regime for him. Since levels of childhood obesity in China are climbing, many young parents have said that the old idea that “being fat equals being healthy” must be abandoned, and parents must learn how to give their children a healthy diet.