PAINFUL

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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.

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