15 Nov 2010

China's diabetics tally put at 92 million

9:24 pm on 15 November 2010

The paper says 13% of China's medical spending - about US$25 billion - is diabetes related.

China's economic growth has led to increased health problems linked to the richer diets and more sedentary lifestyles of an emerging middle class.

According to figures from China's health ministry, there are more than 60 million obese people in the country of 1.3 billion, and another 200 million who are overweight.