Obesity rates in India getting higher

Obesity is becoming a factor in many nations around the world. The latest obesity statistics have been released for India and they are as follows:

75 percent of Indian women are obese

58 percent of Indian men are obese.

The statistics are skewed as they only seem to count the abdominal obesity, as if there is a real difference.

The survey was sponsored by the International Day of Evaluation of Abdominal Obesity. Dr Anoop Misra says, “The most important contributors are abdominal obesity and fat in the liver. Both are genetically determined. Interestingly Indian babies, which are born low birth fate, have high body fat, high fat under the skin and have a lot of metabolic problems starting at the birth which later on will develop into major and deadly diseases.”