That is a very good question and sadly the answer is Yes. 

  • India ranks in the top 5 countries in the world in terms of obese adults - 30 million obese adults. To give you a sense of scale, that is the population of Mumbai and Bengaluru combined!
  • India had the second highest number of obese children in the world - 14.4 million obese children. That's the same as the population of Pune, Kolkata and Hyderabad combined!

The reason for this?

Excess food + not enough activity.  We live in a very different world than a decade ago and with that come many comforts, as well as problems. We spend too much time sitting, and have access to more food than we need.

Let's take a look at the data.

The good news is that we can fix this, together.

This is the precise reason the D9 exists and as a D9'er you can be a part of the solution!

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  1. Indians are a long way from an ideal diet.
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