Find packaged food yummy? Beware, there is peril in the package -Pradeep Rana

-The New Indian Express

The selective eating disorder has hit the Indian population like never before and there is nothing stopping it.

Researchers say packaged food in India, which is fast replacing staple and balanced diet, is among the most unhealthy in the world. In the absence of clear policy measures, the population is faced with serious health complications such as obesity, ischemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes.

A teenage boy subsisting solely on fries, chips and ham was brought before the doctor with complaint of exhaustion, loss in hearing and failing vision. Over the next two years, his vision continued to deteriorate and was down to 20/200, which is officially “blind” in the US.

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The New Indian Express, 6 October, 2019, http://www.newindianexpress.com/magazine/2019/oct/06/find-packaged-food-yummy-beware-there-is-peril-in-the-package-2043052.html

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