Obesity is a major health hazard in South India, especially in both the Telugu states. Nationa Family Health survey shows that Body Mass Index (BMI), that is weight and height index, is high in AP and Telangana, especially among women. Doctors said that this is because of rice being the staple food, which has more of carbohydrates. Change in lifestyle is another reason. Most young men and women in these states are IT professionals, who sit at laptops and hang on phones for long hours, without proper exercise. Right kind of diet and proper exercise will decrease obesity problem, they said.
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