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98% Adults of India Consume Insufficient amounts of Fruits & Vegetables; 1 in Every 5 is Overweight, Suggests Govt Survey

41.3 percent of adults and 25.2 percent of youth were not physically active, the Non-Communicable Disease Screening Study study noted.

Chintu Das
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A dominant part of adults (98.4%) in India consume an insufficient measure of fruits and vegetables, and one in each five individuals are overweight, the National Non-Communicable Disease Monitoring Survey (NNMS), 2017-2018, observed.

The report was delivered by Health Minister Harsh Vardhan during the decadal year festivities of ICMR's National Center For Disease Informatics and Research that had led the study.

Completed somewhere in the time period of 2017 and 2018, the study included feedback from 10,659 grown-ups (18 to 69 years) and 1,402 young people (15 to 17 years).

Amid different conclusions, the study likewise found that 41.3% of grown-ups reviewed and 25.2 percent of youths didn't do adequate physical work.

Moreover, almost 3 out of 10 respondents (28.5%) had raised circulatory strain, particularly "in metropolitan regions and with rising age".

"The nation is confronting epidemiologic progress towards NCD (non-communicable diseases) and their event in more young age bunches among the less fortunate section of the general public remains a matter of concern requesting more noteworthy consideration," the minister of health acclaimed, in his message in the report.

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