• Smart changes that can help to tackle childhood obesity
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    Smart changes that can help to tackle childhood obesity

    Written by Dr Sanjay BorudeIndia has the second highest number of obese children in the world, with 14.4 million reported cases, according to a new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The country is the second most populous nation in the world with 27.05 per cent of its population in the 0-14 age range. The obesity rank corresponds to India’s global position in terms of population, but the numbers are alarming nonetheless. It is commonly believed that obesity arises due to eating junk, unhealthy food, fried in saturated fat and so on – the list is endless. But social and cultural factors are equally responsible and often…