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Obesity intensifying rapidly among South Indians by 4%

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Dr. Venugopal Pareek

Affecting every region of the globe, obesity has become one of the most neglected public health problems as described by WHO(World Health Organization. However the Prevalence of overweight/obesity is intensifying rapidly in South India population compared to other studies carried out in India with serious public health consequences.

According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), the percentage of married women aged 18-49 years who are overweight or obese increased from 11% in NFHS-2 to 15% in NFHS-3 in south India, the percentage of women who are overweight or obese is highest in Kerala (34%), followed by Tamil Nadu (24.4%), Andhra Pradesh (22.7%) and Karnataka (17.3%). Read more