"To estimate the energy gap (i.e. degree of positive energy balance) that is causing weight gain in the population of China in order to provide a quantitative goal for how much behaviour change is required to prevent excess weight gain in the population. This is based on data collected in the China Health and Nutrition Survey. 2288 adults (20-45 years) who took part in both the 1989 and 2000 surveys were selected," scientists writing in the journal Obesity Reviews report.
"from 1989 to 2000, the average weight of this population increased from 55.4 kg to 59.1 kg. The medium increasing rate was 0.33 kg year(-1). During this time, the prevalence of overweight in...
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