When I see some obese people I always wonder whether it is due to genetic Or environmental reasons which include their respective life styles as well. But what amazes me is some, especially foreigners , who I observed (during our trips abroad) seemed to carry their weight with dignity and agility compared to their ‘weighty’ peers in India despite their years. When I was discussing the ‘weight problem’ with a doctor recently, he said though some Indians happen to be over weight the maximum weight among them doesn’t cross 80 or 90 kilos unlike their western counterparts who are obese in the real sense which came as a solace to me until I read a news item which said according to a study conduced in the west, Indians are adding to the world obesity problem. Well, the study did not specify to which state in India their sample belonged.
Now, my curiosity is aroused and I wish some sociological study is conducted to focus on this aspect for finding out the contribution by each region/state of our country to the world obesity problem which I am sure will also be faced by us not too far in future.
n.meera raghavendra rao