Over 40% Amdavadis are overweight, reveals survey
ďThe epidemic of obesity and the co-morbidities it carries is attaining colossal proportions and is likely to have a very devastating effect on our society, particularly the productive age group,Ē said Dr Mahendra Narwaria, a city-based doctor who is also a founding member of the Obesity Surgery Society of India, said at a press briefing Friday.
The Nielsen survey covered 11 cities and found that Ahmedabad is the third city after Cochin and Bangalore in terms of percentage of overweight residents.
The percentage of those who are obese, the worst form of being overweight with Body Mass Index of between 27.5 to 37.5, was also found to be 14 per cent of all Ahmedabadís residents, much higher than the gross average of all the surveyed cities, which stands at 9.5 per cent.
The food habits of those from the city who were surveyed shows that eating-out is a common trait - 6 per cent said they ate out 2-3 times a week, 21 per cent ate out once in seven days, 27 per cent did so once every fortnight and 25 per cent ate out at least once month.
Among those surveyed, who knew they were obese, about one-fourth each said they ate oily food on a regular basis and that the meals were taken
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