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Health in China: obese babies spark health concerns later in life

The proportion of heavy babies at birth has doubled in the past decade in Shanghai, raising concerns more people may suffer obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in adulthood […]

The proportion of heavy babies at birth has doubled in the past decade in Shanghai, raising concerns more people may suffer obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in adulthood.

To introduce timely intervention, the city’s first pregnancy nutrition centers were set up at two leading maternity hospitals.

The centers at Shanghai No. 1 Maternity and Child Health Hospital and Shanghai International Peace Maternity and Child Health Hospital, which opened recently, will conduct nutrition and lifestyle guidance for pregnant women.

“About 70 percent of fat babies are because of improper nutrition during pregnancy,” said Dr Duan Tao, president of Shanghai No. 1 Maternity and Child Health Hospital.

By Itamar Medeiros

I'm a Strategist, Branding Specialist, Experience Designer, Speaker, and Workshop Facilitator based in Germany, where I work as Director of Design Strategy and Systems at SAP and visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, I've helped truly global companies in several countries (Brazil, China, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, The United Arab Emirates, United States, Hong Kong) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles.

During my 7 years in China, I've promoted the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai.

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