Childhood Obesity Rising in India

by Kathy Jones on  August 25, 2010 at 7:46 PM Child Health News
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A new study conducted by a sports management agency has revealed that obesity is on the rise among children in India with many of them suffering from the problem even before they reach adolescence.
 Childhood Obesity Rising in India
Childhood Obesity Rising in India

Bangalore based EduSports surveyed nearly 4,000 school students aged between 5 to 14 years in 15 cities and found that nearly a quarter of them had a high Body Mass Index (BMI).

Nearly half of the students surveyed did not possess ideal BMI ratios while 19 percent showed lower than ideal BMI.

Stating that today's children find very less time to indulge in physical activities, lead researcher Reshma Nayak said "Due to the constantly changing lifestyle, children have become more passive. The space constraints that exist in the cities today has left children with no opportunity to play enough and this has reduced their immunity towards many health hazards."


Source: Medindia

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whats the actual rate of childhood obesity in india

Childhood obesity lead to various type of life-threatening conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, sleep problems, cancer, and other disorders etc. Regards sharon baker, NY http://www.raymeds.com/

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