Punjabis The Most obese

PunjabisPunjabis are the most obese people in the country while men from Tripura and women from Meghalaya are the leanest, Health Minister JP Nadda told the Rajya Sabha yesterday. According to figures tabled in the House, women everywhere, except Bihar and Meghalaya, are overweight than men. Replying to a question on the prevalence of obesity, Nadda said that when the Body Mass Index (BMI) is more than 25, the person is suffering from diabetes, which means he or she is more obese. This is registering a consistent rise with 65, 66.8 and 69.1 million people between 20-79 years of age suffering from it in 2013, 2014 and 2015, respectively.

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