China's young adults gaining more weight than elders: Report
BEIJING (AFP) - China's young adults are gaining more weight and exercising less than their elders, local media said on Tuesday, underscoring the fast-developing country's growing struggle with modern health problems.
Chinese from ages 20 to 39 have put on more kilograms - 1.9 kg - than other adults since 2010, the General Administration of Sport found in a survey, the China Daily reported.
More than 11 per cent from the age group were obese, up two percentage points in only three years.
Just over half - 51 per cent - did not exercise regularly, making them the country's "least active" adults.