According to a top health care expert from the Ministry of Health, 60 percent of corrupt officials have incurable diseases such as cancers and cerebral hemorrhages.
Hong Shaoguang says the cause of the diseases is usually from the high psychological stress incurred from conducting corrupt activities.
It can be stressful trying to skim off public coffers, launder money and conduct illicit affairs and still try to act like an upstanding official.
He said the conclusion was backed by an investigation into 16 corrupt officials in China and research which followed 583 corrupt officials in Brazil by a Brazilian health care organization.
However, that's only 60 percent of KNOWN corrupt officials...
Nevertheless, the Chinese government should jump on this and use this information in its campaign to strike out corruption: Warning! Corruption is bad for your health!