Obesity Current Affairs, GK & News

World Food Day celebrated on October 16

World Food Day is observed every year on October 16. Year 2021 marked the 76th World Food Day. Key facts This day makes human realise how privileged are they to gorge on the delicacies from across the world as well as raises awareness regarding deprived & not-so-privileged people. It acknowledges the founding of Food and ..

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NITI Aayog: National Convention on Prevention of Obesity

National Convention on Prevention of Maternal, Adolescent and Childhood Obesity was convened by NITI Aayog. Highlights Convention was held under the chairmanship of Dr. V.K. Paul and Co-chairmanship of Dr. R Hemalatha. NITI Aayog described obesity as “silent epidemic”. During the convention & national consultation, global experts, representatives from UN bodies & central ministries presented ..

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“What India Eats” report by Indian Council Medical Research: Key Facts

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and National Institute of Nutrition recently released a report, “What India Eats”. According to the report, the urban regions in the country consumed more fat than those in rural areas. Key Findings of the Report The urban centres of India consumed 51.6 grams of fat per day The ..

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Obesity could trigger COVID 19 Death: Public Health England

The Public Health England data showed that for people with a Body Mass Index of 30-35, risk of death from COVID 19 increased by at least 40% and if that BMI is above 40, the risk of death increased by 90%, as compared to those of a healthy weight. This data has prompted the government ..

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ICMR releases report on Sugar Intake of India, Report first of its kind

On January 5, 2020, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) released its report on sugar intake of India. The intake was measured in grams per day. The report was released based on a joint survey conducted by ICMR, NIN (National Institute of Nutrition), Hyderabad and ILSI (International Life Science Institute of India). The study ..

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