Archive for January 28th, 2013

Indian women: Either too fat or too thin

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Women in India are facing a severe problem of weight extremes with the obese getting fatter and the undernourished thinner, according to a new study that says this poses a “major challenge” to the government which should frame policies to address these health issues.

The study, “Change in the Body Mass Index Distribution for Women: Analysis of Surveys from 37 Low- and Middle-Income Countries”, by the University of Toronto and the Harvard School of Public Health found that women of average weight are disappearing in India and the country sees more underweight women than obese ones.

“The study is novel because for the first time we are showing that increase in Body Mass Index (BMI) is not happening equally across the board,” S. V. Subramanian, professor of Population Health and Geography at the Harvard School of Public Health, told IANS.


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