Double Burden of Nutritional Disorders amongst Adolescents and Strategies required for combating it

  • Umesh Kapil
  • Neha Sareen

Abstract

Adolescents are the future generation of any country and their nutritional needs are critical for the well being of the society. In India, approximately 20% of the population consists of adolescents (1). Presently, the dietary inadequacy exists due to poverty and it is the main cause of under-nutrition. However simultaneously, we have affluent population groups, which have high consumption of foods rich in fats and calories, leading to over-nutrition and obesity. Thus, India is facing double burden of Nutritional disorders amongst adolescent in which we have under-nutrition at one end of the socio-economic spectrum and over-nutrition at the other (1).

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Published
2015-12-31
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Kapil U, Sareen N. Double Burden of Nutritional Disorders amongst Adolescents and Strategies required for combating it. Indian J Community Health [Internet]. 2015Dec.31 [cited 2019Nov.17];27(Supp 1). Available from: http://www.iapsmupuk.org/journal/index.php/IJCH/article/view/614
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