Globally more than two billion children and adults suffer due to excess weight.
India has the second highest number of obese children in the world according to new study published in The New England Journal of Medicine.
India has 14.4 million of them, China tops the chart with 15.3 million obese children.
“Excess body weight is one of the most challenging problems of our time, affecting nearly one in every three people ” said Ashkan Afshin from University of Washington.
” People who shrugg off weight gain do so at their own risk-risk if cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and other life threatening conditions ” said Christopher Murray from University of Washington.
In 2015 , excess weight affected 2.2 billion children and adults worldwide or 30% of all people.