Thank you very much for your comment on obesity in India. I support your ideas as I am confident that culturally dependent healthcare issues might be addressed by educating people on problems caused by existing misconceptions. When obesity is viewed as a sign of health, intensive lifestyle interventions and a family-based approach can be helpful for effective weight loss, physical performance, and positive changes in dietary habits (Ranucci et al., 2017). Moreover, parental education at schools and healthcare facilities might be introduced to change the situation and reverse the effects of obesity in children.
Ranucci, C., Pippi, R., Buratta, L., Aiello, C., Gianfredi, V., Piana, N., Reginato, E., Tirimagni, A., Chiodini, E., Tomaro, E. S., Gili, A., Feo, P. D., Fanelli, C., & Mazzeschi, C. (2017). Effects of an intensive lifestyle intervention to treat overweight/obese children and adolescents. BioMed Research International.