Obesity is one of India’s most significant public health crises. Nationwide thirty million Indians struggle with their weight. Shockingly, this figure includes 14.4 million children who are considered obese. One of these children embarked on a battle to save his life. This fight saw him become the world’s heaviest teen to undergo gastric bypass surgery. Fourteen-year-old Mihir Jain could barely stand when he arrived at Max Hospital Saket for surgery last year. He was struggling to talk and even breathe properly. A native of Uttam Nagar in West Delhi, Mihir weighed 237 kg and had a body mass index (BMI) of 92. He had a normal birth weight of 2.5 kg. In adults, a BMI exceeding fifty is considered class IV (high-risk) obesity. Preeminent bariatric surgeon Dr Pradeep Chowbey, chairman of the Max Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery in Saket, operated on Mihir. “He had a 92 BMI when we first saw him,” Dr Chowbey told Health Issues India. “He could … Read Full Article about World’s heaviest teen’s fight with obesity: Symptom of a national crisis?