Thursday, December 27, 2012

Obesity, the curse of modernity ..


One of the very interesting articles in the latest Economist on obesity, eye opener..

Obesity is that state of your body weight which is grossly disproportionate to your helght and build. BMI > 30. Body Mass Index is body wt in Kgs / (height in metres)^2.

India which is known to chronic malnutrition has obesity at 2 % and over weight also at around the same rates while US has obesity at 30% of population and overweight at 70% of population. (as given by the charts attached..) Have a look at the article also ..

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