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Kerala leads in hypertension, Puducherry has most diabetics: Nutrition study reveals red flags

-TheNewsMinute.com The study also found that children from disadvantaged communities had worse nutritional indicators than others. Lifestyle-related diseases in an urban setting have become the norm. Now a large-scale nutrition study involving almost 1.72 lakh subjects from 52,577 households across 16 Indian states has revealed that Kerala has the highest prevalence of hypertension as well as high cholesterol in urban men and women. Not far behind is Puducherry that tops in the list...

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Urban men suffer more from hypertension than women: report

-PTI Hyderabad: Men in urban areas suffer more than women from hypertension and its prevalence is highest in Kerala, says a report of the city-based National Institute of Nutrition (NIN). It also mentions that nearly 16 per cent of men in the country smoke tobacco and 30 per cent consume alcohol. A study on these aspects was conducted by the National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau (NNMB). The findings of the study formed the basis...

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What is making urban young India unhealthy? -Neetu Chandra Sharma

-Livemint.com National Institute of Nutrition report says long hours in office, eating unhealthy food, drinking carbonated beverages, getting little time for exercise makes India unhealthy New Delhi: Glued to the chair for long hours in office, eating unhealthy food, drinking carbonated beverages and getting little time for exercise! That’s the picture of young employees in urban India presented by a report by the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN). The report by NIN,...

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Access to sanitary latrines & child nutritional status are inter-linked, shows new urban survey

On the 148th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, cleanliness drives were officially organised across the country so as to promote Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. A few days before 2nd October, the National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), released a report that attempts to connect the dots between sanitation and nutritional status of children. Please click here to access the survey report from NIN.   On...

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Gorakhpur, Koraput and Thane to launch Zero Hunger Programme on October 16 -Vishwa Mohan

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: Three districts - Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, Koraput in Odisha and Thane in Maharashtra - will initiate India's ambitious 'Zero Hunger' programme through interventions in farm sector on October 16 (World Food Day). Though many more districts will eventually be covered under this dedicated farm-based programme in sync with India's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end hunger by 2030, these three would act as a model...

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