Planning for the worst: estimates of obesity andcomorbidities in school-age children in 2025

By 2025, India will have over 17 million obese children and stand second among 184 countries where the number of obese children are concerned, says this new study published in the journal Paediatric Obesity.

Member states of the World Health Organization have adopted resolutions aiming to achieve ‘no increase on obesity levels’ by 2025 (based on 2010 levels) for infants, adolescents and adults. The study aimed to assess the scale of the problem facing health planners and service providers.