New Delhi: Malnutrition is rising among people and India performs badly in reducing it. The Global Nutrition Report conveys that the figure of people who are fat or overweight is rising almost everywhere, making an increase in diabetes, driving increasing rates of disease and piling pressure on health services. Malnutrition covers a variety of harms from deficiencies in significant vitamins and minerals for the malnourished to extreme levels of sugar, salt, fat or cholesterol in the blood for the fat.
According to the study, at least 57 of the 129 countries studied were experiencing solemn levels of both under nutrition and adult fatness, putting huge pressure on health services. Malnutrition have many forms counting poor child growth and development and vulnerability to infection amongst those who do not get sufficient food, and obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer risks in people who are overweight or whose blood contains too much sugar, salt, fat or cholesterol. According to the report, malnutrition is accountable for nearly semi of all deaths of children under five year of age worldwide and, together with poor diets. At least 57 countries have a double burden of serious levels of under nutrition – including stunting and anaemia – as well as rising numbers of adults who are overweight or obese, putting a huge damage on sometimes already fragile health systems. The study establishes a number of progresses were being made, with the number of stunted children under five on the way out on every continent except Africa and Oceania. Stunted children grow up to be weaker than their well-nourished counterparts, with their brains and immune systems compromised. The Global Nutrition Report is a yearly assessment of countries' progress in meeting global nutrition targets recognized by the World Health Assembly — the world's highest health policy body. These comprise a 40 percent reduction in the number of children under five who are stunted; a 50 percent reduction of anaemia in women of reproductive age; and a halt in the rise in the number of adults who are overweight.