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India Reduced Child Malnutrition But Facing High Diabetes Prevalence, Global Nutrition Report Shows

Wall Street Journal: India Is Making Progress on Reducing Malnutrition But Now Has a Diabetes Problem
“While India has dramatically reduced its rate of child malnutrition, a new report points to the increasing burden of diabetes in the world’s second most populous country. According to the 2016 Global Nutrition Report released Tuesday, India is reducing childhood stunting at double the rate it was a decade ago. … However, the country is facing a new health issue. India has a 9.5 percent prevalence of diabetes, putting it ahead of the U.K., with 7.8 percent, and the U.S., with 8.4 percent, the report showed…” (Malhotra, 6/16).

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