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15% Udgam, Zebar children overweight

NYOOOZ 2017-11-14 00:00:00

Summary: The online survey was sent out to 6,500 children of Udgam and Zebar school, of which more than 1,000 responded. It found shocking facts and has now chalked out preventive measures and recommendations to deal with diseases like diabetes and hypertension. Speaking about the study, Manan Choksi, Executive Director, Udgam School for Children & Zebar School for Children, said, "Diabetes Mellitus or Type II diabetes is taking a toll on the new generation, which is the future of our country. He further said, "Despite awareness among parents on lifestyle diseases, preventative measures are not implemented. The survey also indicated that half the family of 25 per cent is diabetic and parents of 60 per cent suffer from hypertension.


The survey also indicated that half the family of 25 per cent is diabetic and parents of 60 per cent suffer from hypertension 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 , As Reported By DNAIndia.

According to the Newspaper,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. Speaking about the study, Manan Choksi, Executive Director, Udgam School for Children & Zebar School for Children, said, "Diabetes Mellitus or Type II diabetes is taking a toll on the new generation, which is the future of our country. This was the main reason to undertake this initiative with an aim to sensitise, inform and educate the parents in the current scenario." He further said, "Despite awareness among parents on lifestyle diseases, preventative measures are not implemented.

Source: http://www.dnaindia.com/health/report-15-udgam-zebar-children-overweight-2559858