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Nutrition survey: Children show early signs of diabetes, high cholesterol


Even as Indian children continue to grapple with undernutrition, the first ever national nutrition survey of children and adolescents shows a growing risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, hypertension and chronic kidney disease, with many showing early signs of these diseases.

Almost one in 10 children, five to nine years, were pre-diabetic and 1 per cent were already diabetic, according to the government’s Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS), released on October 8, 2019. About 5 per cent of children and adolescents, five-19 years, were overweight, the survey found.

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