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12.5 million Indian kids, teens obese

Updated on: 02 March,2024 07:38 AM IST  |  New Delhi
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The total number obese people has surpassed one billion world over.

12.5 million Indian kids, teens obese

Study provides highly detailed picture. Representation pic

About 12.5 million children aged between five and 19 in India were overweight in 2022, according to a global analysis published in The Lancet journal of the 12.5, 7.3 million were boys and 5.2 million girls.

The total number obese people has surpassed one billion world over. These trends, together with the declining prevalence of people who are underweight since 1990, make obesity the most common form of malnutrition in most countries.

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