søndag 26. mai 2024

Chinese Universities Introduce Weight Loss Classes for Unfit Students

As China grows increasingly concerned about the nation’s ballooning obesity rate, some universities are introducing intense new “weight loss classes” that assess students directly based on how many kilograms they can shed. Several colleges, including Beijing’s prestigious Peking University, have introduced weight loss courses, which count for college credit and in some cases are hugely oversubscribed. China’s obesity rate has risen rapidly in recent years. Nearly 35% of the population is now overweight, and over 14% is classified as obese, according to one recent study.