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Researchers Find That One In Five Indian Girls Suffer From Calcium Deficiency

January 16, 2010: 02:15 AM EST
Twenty percent of Indian girls between the ages of 14 and 17 years are suffering from a calcium deficiency that could increase the risk of osteoporosis and other bone-related disorders, according to a private hospital study by Indian scientists. The calcium deficiency is linked to an increasing trend toward a junk food diet among younger people in India, the researchers said, and is exacerbated by a sedentary lifestyle and a lack of exercise. “These days youngsters are more prone to lifestyle-related diseases,” one of the researchers said. Obesity, for example, is fast becoming an epidemic in the country.
Simran Virk, "20% girls suffering from calcium deficiency: Study", The Times of India, January 16, 2010, © Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.
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