China orders chubby children to waltz - Telegraph
"China's education ministry has published plans to make the country's children take up dancing to combat obesity.
The ministry says it has designed seven "group dances" that will appeal to youngsters of all ages.
Under the proposals, middle-high school pupils - the equivalent of our sixth-formers - will be forced to learn to waltz.
The Chinese have always prided themselves on being thinner than Westerners, but the advent of fast-food outlets, rising prosperity, and a generation of spoilt only children due to the one-child policy, have led to rising obesity among the young.
Figures published last August found that the numbers of under-18s registered as overweight increased 28-fold between 1985 and 2000."
This is unlikely to reduce obesity because obesity is not caused either by overeating or by underactivity. It is caused by fluid retention/salt sensitivity. Fat children will lose weight fast if they eat less salt. And even faster still if they eat plenty of fresh fruit and unsalted vegetables, because these are rich in potassium, which helps to displace salt/sodium from the body.
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My Mensa article about Obesity and the Salt Connection
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