Talk:Obesity in China

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More sources[edit]

I'd been planning to start this for ages (since June 2008 at the very latest), but it looks like the recent BMJ article and subsequent press coverage has moved someone else to do it first. Anyhoo, I compiled a much larger list of academic sources at the time, and since I'm on WP less for now, someone else might want to see what they can do with them; I always reckoned there was a featured article worth of material in this lot:

Unfortunately, beyond the bare sources I don't have much to provide. I definitely compiled a graph of obesity rates using the WHO's figures up to 2002, but I'm darned if I can find it. The article itself that I'd written wasn't much more than a bare outline though. More or less as follows:

* ==Historical background==
       ===The Great Famine===
       ===Opening of China to Western business===
          (Success of McDonalds & KFC.)
* ==Related issues==
    (Hypertension, cardiovascular disease (CVD), type 2 diabetes, dyslipidaemia, metabolic syndrome.)
    (Although total mortality rate (per 100 000) decreased, overall the mortality rate and contribution (as percentages) to total death of obesity-related chronic disease increased, in particular, in rural areas.)
* ==Responses==
    (Actions taken by government, individuals. Increasing sales of diet products. Surgery. Health clubs/fat farms.)

Hope this helps. If I ever get the time I'll try and come over and assist. Regards, --DeLarge (talk) 18:19, 11 August 2009 (UTC)