India is home to 9.8 million obese men and 20 million obese women, according to a study published in The Lancet journal in 2014. It is observed that Urban India holds the obesity baton firmly in comparison to its rural counterpart. While 31.3 percent or almost a third of urban women are obese, rural women account for only 15%, according to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-4).
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