Chinese, Western children have some contradictory obesity patterns

07/14/2011 | United Press International

Chinese teens who had shorter sleep hours and engaged in more sedentary activities had a higher risk of being overweight, just as seen in teenagers in the U.S. and Europe, U.S. researchers say. However, the study in the American Journal of Health Behavior also found some contradictions. For instance, younger Chinese children and those born to parents with high education had a higher obesity risk, while data indicate the opposite for Western youths.

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