As obesity in India is on the rise, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has announced to form a national level task force with an objective to curb obesity in India.
A recently conducted study concludes that obesity in adults as well as children is becoming acute, which also highlighted obesity is more common among women than men.
The research was done globally by analysing 68.5 million people from 1980-2015 to decipher trends in relation with obesity rates.
India and China, being the most populated countries in the world, also have a huge chunk of obese children – 14.4 million and 15.3 million respectively.
“As cases of obesity are increasing, it is important to curb it. We will also take the help of the government to deal with this issue. The task force will aim to implement a strategy on a national level,” said Shah.