Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Diabetes and cholesterol impairment in children, 19/11/2019

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Diabetes and cholesterol impairment in children, 19/11/2019. As per Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey (CNNS) conducted during the year 2016-18, the prevalence of diabetes was low (~1%) based on fasting plasma glucose and HbA1c levels in the blood among both children and adolescents. However 10.3% of school-age children (5-9 years) and 10.4% of adolescents (10-19 years) are estimated as prediabetic in India based on fasting plasma glucose and HbA1c levels in the blood.

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