02/9/16 11:19 AM

Half the Indian Population is of Abnormal Weight


Nearly half the population of India is of abnormal weight, revealed a survey reports. The National Family & Health Survey conducted on the people in India in the year 2015 found out that 44% of them in about 15 states are either overweight or underweight. Weight abnormality is measured using BMI (Body Mass Index). BMI lesser than 18.5 kg per sq m or greater than 25 kg per sq m indicates abnormal weight. Most people who are of abnormal weight are women and the range lied between 24% (lowest) in Meghalaya and 51% (highest) in Telugu states Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The abnormal weight condition is caused either due to no proper consumption of food which includes minerals, nutrients etc or due to excess fat, said a Nutrition Professor at St.John ‘s Research Institute, Bengaluru.



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