Indian teenagers in metro cities are more prone to diabetes, reveals study
- Women are more prone to diabetes than men: Study
- The reason for this is the degrading and disbalance lifestyle
- The most common cause of diabetes is obesity or overweight and sedentary lifestyle
Diabetes is one of the common disease in India. Earlier, it was the older generation that suffered from this but now a study has revealed that people aged 20 could get this disease.
According to a study, women are more prone to diabetes than men and more than half of men and around two thirds of women in the age group of 20 are prone to diabetes in their life span. The study also says the metropolitan teenagers will be the ones developing this disease.
Why metropolitan cities only? The reason for this is the degrading and disbalance lifestyle. Youths these days are more into unhealthy eating and close to no workout at all. This is affecting their health so much that they are prone to such a severe disease, which was very uncommon back in times.
The most common cause of diabetes is obesity or overweight, which is the outcome of unhealthy eating habits like junks, carbonated drinks, alcohol. Another cause is the sedentary lifestyle, which includes sitting all day, not engaging yourselves in any activity, being continuously on your phones and PCs. This way they do not understand the importance of workout or any physical activities.
According to the scientists, including those from the Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC) in New Delhi, the country already has a significant health burden caused by diabetes with more than 77 million adults currently affected by the condition, and the number expected to almost double to 134 million by 2045.
Youths these days are more into indoor activities of watching Netflix, playing video games, being on their phones most of the time and no physical activities at all. This slowly became a habit among the youths. Even if they get chance to engage in any physical activity, they find shortcuts how not to do those. For example, most of the youngsters refrain themselves from taking stairs in any public place. They only prefer elevators or escalators.
In a whole this lifestyle in metro cities has become very common with all the facilities that comes from their better living condition than the youths of second tier cities.
The research, published in the journal Diabetologia, estimated the probability of a metropolitan Indian of any age or body mass index (BMI) developing diabetes in their lifetime.
In the study, the researchers assessed age, sex, and BMI specific incidence rates of diabetes in urban India based on data from the Centre for Cardiometabolic Risk Reduction in South Asia (2010-2018).
According to the researchers, for those currently aged 60 years and currently free of diabetes, around 38 per cent of women and 28 per cent of men would go on to develop diabetes.
It has also been seen that in between the hustle of work and life, youths are not able to maintain proper diet or any physical activity, even if they want to. For example, in these months of lockdown, they were forced to study online sitting 6-8 hours straight in front of their phones or laptops. They could not go out. After all this they would want some entertainment, so they pick the easier options than the tiring ones.
Our youths make the most of our India’s population and this severe disease is gulping our youths which is clearly problematic for our country and its economy. But there is a possibility to put down the risks of diabetes if we modify our lifestyle which includes encouraging healthy eating options along with regular physical activities to our youths.
So, be healthy and fit not obese and overweight.