James M. Lindsay

The Water's Edge

Lindsay analyzes the politics shaping U.S. foreign policy and the sustainability of American power.

More on Noncommunicable Diseases » A nine-year-old girl has her blood pressure checked as she takes part in a research project on childhood obesity at a hospital in Hong Kong. Obesity, a disease linked with increased risks of asthma, heart diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers, has become one of the biggest health threats facing many industrialised countries. Around 13 percent of Hong Kong children are classified as obese and doctors say it has been on the up since the early 1990s.

A nine-year-old girl has her blood pressure checked as she takes part in a research project on childhood obesity at a hospital in Hong Kong. Obesity, a disease linked with increased risks of asthma, heart diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain cancers, has become one of the biggest health threats facing many industrialised countries. Around 13 percent of Hong Kong children are classified as obese and doctors say it has been on the up since the early 1990s.
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