Let us investigate the reasons behind the rise in obesity in India. India has the third highest obesity rate in the world. If this fact isn’t alarming enough, then here are the details. In 1975 1.3percent of our population was obese. In 2014 it rose to 3.7percent and in 2017 it stood at five percent. This in a country where more than one third of the world’s malnourished children live. This cruel dichotomy is a true representation of Indian society. Where urban Indians are sucked into the changing lifestyle as an impact of being a fastest rising consumer market. Whereas the poor are burdened by poverty and rising dietary issues. Mekam Maheshwar, Deputy Director at National Institute of Nutrition, says, “India is suffering with double-burden of malnutrition and obesity. These people usually suffer with diseases or they are prone to diseases.” Obesity is striking at an early age with the lifestyle children adopt by indulging in unhealthy food habits and its impact is seen … Read Full Article about What’s driving obesity in India: Calories or Carbs?