Epidemic of Excess Weight

Kaushal Kishore

According to World Obesity Atlas 2023, more than half of the world’s population, or more than 4 billion prople will be overweight or obese by 2035, i.e. an increase from 38% (2.6 billion) in the next 12 years.

Low or middle-income countries in Asia and Africa are expected to see the greatest increase in obesity prevalence.

India is not an exception. Nearly 11% of the population will be obese, and childhood obesity will increase by 9.1% during the same period.

The most disturbing fact is that rising prevalence of obesity is expected to be steepest among children and teenagers, and could more than double in the next 12 years.

Till a few years back, cardiac arrest in young adults was rare, but now daily there is some news of a boy playing football, or a girl going down for a water park slide, or a boy sitting in classroom, or…

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