Navigation Links
Child Obesity and Diabetes - A Major Problem in India,,,,

The busy lifestyle of working parents is having a toll on the health of the children of the country according to Delhi Diabetes Research Centre.//

Fast and junk food are the most favoured food by children who are allowed to spend their pocket money in these joints rather than have a decent cooked lunch. A weekend visit to a food-joint is the order of the day for most middle class families in India.

The excess saturated fat in fast foods is resulting in an increase in the incidence of obesity among the children.

Chairperson of the Delhi Diabetes Research Centre, Ashok Jhingan said, “It’s a very serious condition as obesity can lead to diabetes, heart disease and early heart attacks, many teenage girls are already suffering from diseases like polycystic ovarian syndrome, which is a condition that occurs in overweight females and disrupts menstruation, and other children have hypertension.”

Director of the Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases at Fortis hospital, New Delhi; Anoop Misra said, “India’s economic liberalization in the early 1990s has brought a lot of western ways of living which we did not have before.”

“This includes the mushrooming of fast food restaurants and increased availability of snacks like crisps and chocolates which have increased the carbohydrate and fat intake of children.”

India’s 300 million-strong middle-class is prone to developing obesity much earlier in life. Developing countries like India and China are now joining the race that has so far been led by the western countries.

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) , New Delhi conducted a survey on children of age 14 to 18 and reported 17% of 2000 of them were obese or on the overweight side. Globally, 15 percent children are in similar condition.

Dreaded Diabetes

India is the Diabetes capital having 20% of the diabetics of the world that comes up to 37 million cases. WHO predicts by 2030 India will have 80 million diabetics (globally it would increase to 366 million). Obesity is considered the major reason of developing Type II Diabetes.

Joe Curian, owner of Mumbai’s S.L. Raheja Hospital said, “Diabetes was once considered a disease of older people but now we are seeing younger and younger people coming into the hospital with diabetes.”

“We’ve had 14-year-old children coming in with (type II) diabetes,” he added, concluding that they might have genetic predisposition.

Diabetes can lead to damage to the eye, kidney, heart, blood vessels and nerves.

Source-Mdindia
KOM
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Antibiotics Dangerous for Diarrhoea in Children Caused by E.Coli
2. Inhaled Steroids Safe & Effective for Children with Asthma
3. General Anesthesia Safe For Children On Ketogenic Diet Suffering From Epilepsy
4. Children suffer the most when parents divorce
5. Focused Treatment For Childhood Cancer
6. Osteoporosis associated with Childhood Cancer
7. Childrens snoring may indicate a serious problem
8. Children exposed to smoke show decreased levels of Vitamin C
9. Children! Protecting them from medical mistakes
10. Children who used anaesthesia drugs could suffer brain damage
11. Childhood Sunburn Can Lead to Skin Cancer Later
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/16/2017)... Louis, MO (PRWEB) , ... January 16, 2017 , ... St. Louisans are well-aware of ... here , This year’s influenza shot seems to be having no effect on ... area, at least half of the people around are coughing, sneezing, or sniffling ...
(Date:1/16/2017)... CITY, UT (PRWEB) , ... January 16, 2017 , ... ... disease not only to treat, but to test for, as well. The money spent ... billion every year.(1) Doctors in the U.S. screen patients for cancer more than in ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... January 15, 2017 , ... ... strategic accounts in the United States for the asthma & allergy friendly mark. This ... America to independently test and identify consumer products to be more suitable for the ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... January 15, 2017 , ... "On Tour is a music themed slideshow ... ease," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , On Tour’s ... the style and animation of their slideshows. Place each slide on top of another ...
(Date:1/15/2017)... ... January 15, 2017 , ... The ... is pleased to announce that it will be assisting HackensackUMC Mountainside with its ... Glen Ridge townships, servicing all surrounding towns. The firm will be working closely ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/13/2017)... -- This morning, Stock-Callers.com draws attention to ... at yesterday,s closing bell: Clovis Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: ... GALE ), and ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... to develop technologies and products that combat debilitating and ... use less and cleaner energy, and provide safer, cleaner ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... -- The 2016 election resulted in a big ... in favor of legalizing cannabis for recreational use, including ... U.S. In addition, the state of Colorado ... sales. The ArcView Group has published an updated research report ... in the U.S. last year reached $6.7 billion, a growth of ...
(Date:1/13/2017)... NEW YORK , Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ ... type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, is pleased to ... advocacy efforts, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid ... devices approved by the FDA for use in ... a significant step toward making them eligible for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: