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China’s Prosperity Creates An Obesity Problem – And A Slew Of Business Opportunities

May 25, 2010: 03:32 AM EST

China’s fast-growing economy has spawned increased prosperity and a major problem with obesity and associated health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, thanks to more sedentary lifestyles and diets containing more meat and processed food. The obesity problem in turn has created numerous new business opportunities for entrepreneurs and big companies with products or services to help the Chinese fight fat. Sales of soy and fruit bars are soaring. Weight Watchers China has opened a center in Shanghai and plans more there and in other cities. Fitness companies like Bally are launching gyms and health clubs, adding to the 3,000 currently in existence. And that means fitness equipment suppliers are thriving as well.

Frederik Balfour, "Chinese Fight Growing Girth With Weight Watchers, Soyjoy Bars", Bloomberg Businessweek, May 25, 2010, © BLOOMBERG L.P.
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