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Childhood Obesity Risk

Obesity is a growing concern globally, with alarming rates among children and adolescents in India. According to the World Health Organization, 29% of children between the ages of 7 and 9 in participating nations are overweight or obese, with boys showing a higher prevalence at 31% compared to girls at 28%. The WHO classifies children & adolescents aged 5 to 19 as overweight or obese if their Body Mass Index (BMI) exceeds one standard deviation over the WHO Growth Reference median.

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