'Indian kids face health risks as 22% are obese'


Childhood obesity is the major problem in India, as from the last five year the health risk in the children above 5 years are facing obesity problem. This should be moderated and also take proper measures to resolve and decrease the obesity ratio a wide extent.

Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and osteoporosis are the raising concerns about the rise of adult diseases in youth, educational attainment , immediate health and quality of life are the problems faced by the child with obesity . “It is important to address the problem of obesity and overweight at school level itself because otherwise it can lead to disease burden which will continue into adulthood,” says Dr Anoop Misra, chairman, Fortis CDOC hospital for diabetes and allied specialties.

All inclusive, the pattern is high among youngsters under five years old with no less than 41 million observed to be large or overweight in 2014. While the predominance rate of weight in this age gathering is still low in India at under 5%, the WHO report recommends it is ascending at the quickest pace among every single creating countrie. Somewhere around 1990 and 2014, the quantity of overweight youngsters in low and center wage nations has dramatically increased from 7.5 million to 15.5 million. In 2014, half (48%) of all overweight and stout kids under 5 years age lived in Asia and one-quarter (25%) in Africa.

According to the report, in poorer countries, children of wealthier families are more likely to be obese, especially in cultures where “an overweight child is often considered to be healthy.” However, in wealthier countries, poorer children are more likely to be obese partly because of the affordability of fatty fast food and high sugary snacks.

According to Dr Misra, there is a lot of difference between the food habits of Indian rural and urban children. As in the urban areas the food which they eat are which contain more fat and not in proper condition. Where as the rural children will be taking the healthy natural food as there wont be a corporate market which sells that food which is available Urban areas.  The WHO director-general Margaret Chan said, “Implementing the report’s recommendations will take political will and courage, as some go against the interests of powerful economic operators.”