Food habit, lifestyle pushing Delhi youth more towards obesity


It is being said that the youth of Delhi is being pushed towards obesity and the major three factors leading to this is carefree lifestyle, junk food and alcohol. The worst part about it is that most people or youth of Delhi do not event consider obesity to be a health disorder and are not aware of the health risks that come with it.

What does the study say?

Recently a study was conducted in Delhi over 1000 people who belong to the age group of 20 to 45, and the results that came out was really shocking. It was revealed in the study that almost 80% of the people who were surveyed had a body mass index of over 25 kg/sqm. And among these only 21% of them felt that they were over-weight or obese.

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It was shocking to know that the youth does not even consider obesity as a disorder and they feel that it is normal and will not cause any added health problems. The study showcased that junk food and alcohol has become a part of daily lives of the youth in Delhi and their carefree attitude is having an adverse effect on their health. The study has shown that the most effected age group here is the youth belonging to 20-30 years, of which women and being more badly affected than men.

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Doctors are of the view that normal BMI of a person is 22.5 kg/sqm but then studies show that most of the youth have a BMI of around 27.5 kg/sqm. And people with such over-weight do not feel that they are actually over-weight.

Study has clearly revealed that the most of the people in Delhi do not even know that hypertension is associated with obesity and it also triggers diabetes, sleep apnea, depression, kidney problems and many heart related problems.

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In the survey it was noted that 73.6% of the women did not known that obesity could lead to different health issues, and 65.4% of the men did not know that it leads to health ailments.

Studies revealed that at Max Healthcare around 300 to 400 youth of Delhi are coming in for bariatric surgery, where 60% of them are women.