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India needs $6 billion to fight obesity

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Oct 20, 2016, 1:11 am IST
Updated Oct 20, 2016, 1:12 am IST
Currently, obesity has reached a epidemic proportions, with morbid obesity figures touching as high as 5 per cent.
According to experts, the reason behind this rise in obesity could be attributed to the change in the lifestyle.
 According to experts, the reason behind this rise in obesity could be attributed to the change in the lifestyle.

Hyderabad: India is fighting a losing  battle against obesity and needs to start using preventive measures, says Apollo Hospitals’ joint managing director Sangita Reddy.

People tend to think obesity is a small deal but it’s dangerous as other deadly disesase tend to follow it. Ms Reddy said: “India needs to start taking obesity seriously.  Obesity is a big problem in India and currently we need around $6 billion which is not feasible. So, we need to start taking preventive measures to fight obesity.”

 

Currently, obesity has reached a epidemic proportions, with morbid obesity figures touching as high as 5 per cent. People, who suffer from obesity, is also known to quickly fall prey to various other deadly diseases such diabetes, blood pressure, heart problems and kidney etc to name a few.

According to experts, the reason behind this rise in obesity could be attributed to the change in the lifestyle. Indian youths are known to ape the American style of living who themselves are suffering from severe obesity related issues.

Meanwhile, Appollo Hospitals announced the seventh edition of their annual conference which would focus on transforming the healthcare sector through IT.

‘The International Conference on Transforming healthcare through IT’, scheduled for October 21 and 22  in Chennai. The conference themed on leveraging IT in healthcare and Patient Safety is a platform to bring forth key developments.

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