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15% of Udgam, Zebar kids are overweight, finds survey

DNAHM116775 | 11/14/2017 | Author : Gargi Raval | WC :208 | Health



With an aim to understand the pattern of lifestyle diseases affecting school children, a school in the city undertook a survey among its students and parents. It found shocking facts and has now chalked out preventive measures and recommendations to deal with diseases like diabetes and hypertension.
The online survey was sent out to 6,500 children of Udgam and Zebar school, of which more than 1,000 responded. While 15 per cent of the children were found to be overweight, 23 per cent were had cravings for sugar after a full meal. Around 75 per cent, either of four grandparents have diabetes. The survey also indicated that half the family of 25 per cent is diabetic and parents of 60 per cent suffer from hypertension.
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