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Underweight prevalence falls, but India grapples with obesity, micronutrient deficiency

By Prachi Salve Mumbai: Ninety-three districts in India reported more than 40% of children as underweight in 2019-21–considered a high prevalence of malnutrition–down from 214 in 2015-16, according to a January 2023 report. Yet, overall, 32% of children were underweight and 35.5% were short for their age in 2019-21, data show. In addition, India has to challenge growing obesity–districts […]