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About 30 pc children of pvt schools obese: Study

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Close to 30 per cent of children in private schools were found to be obese, according a study carried out by Hospital.

The study covered around 1,000 students from eight private schools and it found most were pre-diabetic and hypertensive. Ten per cent of the newly diagnosed diabetics were in the age group of 10-18 years.

The findings of the survey, which was conducted in 2016, were shared at a Symposium on Adolescent organised by the Institute of Minimal Access, and Bariatric

About 300 obese children and adolescents were provided free consultations and dietary advice along with body fat analysis at the event.

On the occasion, a retrospective analysis of 1,078 patients who underwent at institute between 2010 and 2018 was also presented.

"We found that 23 per cent of the patients were obese in their childhood or adolescence, and they went ahead to become morbidly obese and required for their medical conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep apnea, etc," Sudhir Kalhan, of said.

"We operated on 123 patients who were between 15-21 years of age over last eight years. They lost 81 per cent of their excess body weight at one year follow up.

"In this analysis we found that most of these patients were obese due sedentary lifestyle, and Many of them were siblings and was related to genes," Vivek Bindal, of said.

Almost 73 per cent of diabetic obese patients had their diabetic condition reversed after undergoing he added.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 20:15 IST