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UN body says Many Indians are becoming fatter, many unnourished

UN body says Many Indians are becoming fatter, many unnourished
UN body says Many Indians are becoming fatter, many unnourished
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United Nations stated that More Indians are getting fatter but fewer are undernourished as the nation goes from lessening the impact of hunger to developing the new health issue of obesity, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization. The number of obese adults has gone up in india from 24.1 million in 2012 to 32.8 million in 2016, according to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2019 report.

UN body says Many Indians are becoming fatter, many unnourished

Meanwhile, there was a drop in the number of undernourished Indians from 253.9 million in 2004-06 to 217 million in 2010-12, and 194.4 million in 2016-18, according to FAO reports. The number of Indian children under five years who were overweight was 2.4 million last year, while 46 million were stunted, according to the report.



Globally the number of obese adults has gone up from 563.7 million in 2012 to 672.3 million in 2016, the report said. FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said at the news conference releasing the report that obesity was a growing problem worldwide, becoming almost an epidemic especially among children. The global costs related with the problems associated with obesity is about $2 trillion, almost as much as the price tobacco exacts in health and other costs.


UN body says Many Indians are becoming fatter, many unnourished
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