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Double burden of over and undernutrition in India

India’s Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation recently released the report Children in India 2012, which found that child malnutrition is so severe in India that 48% of children under five are stunted. Moreover, 19.8% of children in the same age group suffer from acute malnutrition, as evidenced by wasting.

The full report can be found here.

However, another report, Rising Workplace Obesity among Indian Women, produced by Healthji.com in association with Leisa's Secret, a firm that sells weight loss products, has revealed that around 80% of urban Indian women in the 25-45 age group are overweight as a result of sedentary lifestyle and changing diets.

More on this story can be found here.

India’s Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation recently released the report Children in India 2012, which found that child malnutrition is so severe in India that 48% of children under five are stunted. Moreover, 19.8% of children in the same age group suffer from acute malnutrition, as evidenced by wasting.

The full report can be found here.

However, another report, Rising Workplace Obesity among Indian Women, produced by Healthji.com in association with Leisa's Secret, a firm that sells weight loss products, has revealed that around 80% of urban Indian women in the 25-45 age group are overweight as a result of sedentary lifestyle and changing diets.

More on this story can be found here.

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