Around 30% of Taiwan children overweight: Pediatric association

  • 20 November, 2019
  • Jake Chen
Around 30% of Taiwan children overweight: Pediatric association. (CNA Photo)

The Taiwan Pediatrics Association says that around 30% of Taiwan’s children are overweight or obese.

During a press conference Wednesday, representatives of the association said that children with a body mass index of more than 25 are considered overweight. Meanwhile, those with a body mass index over 30 are defined as obese.

The association says that being overweight increases the risk of a number of diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

It is calling on parents to work closely with pediatricians in ensuring that their children have a healthy lifestyle.

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