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Delhi’s Kids Are Getting Obese: How is it Affecting Them?   

Obesity adversely impacts the emotional well-being of children by making them less sociable and more irritable.

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The weighing scales do not have good news about children in Delhi-NCR. According to a survey carried out by Max Healthcare with 1,000 participants, obesity is on the rise in this part of the country.

Obesity adversely impacts the emotional well-being of children by making them less sociable and more irritable.
The weighing scales do not have good news about children in Delhi-NCR.
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The survey divided the participants in three age bands, namely, children (5-9 years) teenagers (10-14 years) and adolescents (15-18 years). It concluded that there was a difference in the manner boys and girls dealt with obesity when it came to mingling with their peers.

While a large percentage of obese girls faced problems in mingling with their peers, for boys the percentage was as high as 100 percent.

Obesity also had an adverse impact on the emotional well-being of children who found themselves being less sociable and more irritable.

Additionally, the survey concluded that stories of obesity with adverse effects or weight loss stories of celebrities motivate children to lose weight.

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The survey divided the participants in three age bands, namely, children (5-9 years) teenagers (10-14 years) and adolescents (15-18 years). It concluded that there was a difference in the manner boys and girls dealt with obesity when it came to mingling with their peers.

While a large percentage of obese girls faced problems in mingling with their peers, for boys the percentage was as high as 100 percent.

Obesity also had an adverse impact on the emotional well-being of children who found themselves being less sociable and more irritable.

Additionally, the survey concluded that stories of obesity with adverse effects or weight loss stories of celebrities motivate children to lose weight.

(Breathe In, Breathe Out: Are you finding it tough to breathe polluted air? Join hands with FIT to find #PollutionKaSolution. Send in your suggestions to fit@thequint.com or WhatsApp @ +919999008335)

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Topics:  Obesity   Child obesity   Delhi-NCR 

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