children’s health

Doctor in the House: Is child obesity the looming epidemic in India?

Obesity is a growing concern globally, with India joining the dubious ranks of countries witnessing alarming rates of obesity in its population. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity is defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A body mass index (BMI) over 25 is considered overweight, and …

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Better School Lunches Blunt US Kids’ Weight Gain | Health News

By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) MONDAY, May 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) — America’s kids have a weight problem, but regulations that boosted the nutritional standards for school meals may have helped slowed down weight gain among low-income students, a new study finds. For decades, the National School Lunch Program has provided free or low-cost …

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