OBESITY – The Rising Epidemic

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The irony is that in world so deprived, there are problems of excess. In the modern world, development has brought its share of problems and obesity is one such problem.

Lifestyles have become indulgent and problems like obesity are adversely affecting the quality of life because we don’t know where to draw the line.

According WHO (2008 estimates), more than 1.4 billion adults, 20 and older, are overweight. And out of these, there are over 200 million men and nearly 300 million women come under the category of being obese, thus comprising 10% of the world’s adult population.

What is more alarming is the growing prevalence of childhood obesity with WHO 2013 data s/o 43 million obese children worldwide. In India too, gradually this problem is gaining a significant proportion with  approximately 6.57% percent of school children are found to be overweight.

 

Author: KV Labs

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