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WHO says number of diabetics in India would reach 10 crore in next 15 years

With the growing number of overweight people in India, the risk of getting diabetic is also increasing. It calls for urgent attention to tackle this rising percentage of the overweight in India, in particular the high rates of diabetes among them.

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What is being pointed is the prevalence of adult diabetics in India which was recorded at 9.5% in 2015 against a global average of 9%. According to the World Heath Organisation(WHO), the number of diabetics in India doubled from 32 million in 2000 to a 63 million in 2013 and this number is assumed to reach 10.12 million in the next 15 years.

Dr Anoop Misra, chairman, Fortis C-DOC says, “India is in double jeopardy. It always had under nutrition, and (now) there is ever growing threat of over nutrition and diabetes. Public health policies must be strengthened to fight both, particularly the latter.”

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