Working women have unhealthy children

unhealthy children

Most of the working mothers have unhealthy children with problems like obesity, while kids whose moms job part time are better off, a lifestyle study by Assocham said as many as 56 per cent of working women have children with problems such as overweight which may aggravate into lifestyle diseases like cardio-vascular disorder and fatty liver when they grow into adults, it said.

The difficulty was far less with the women who take up part time assignments only 28 per cent of these women have kids with unhealthy physical attribute on the other hand, homemakers` kids are a lot healthier as they are less into junk foods like pizza, burgers, pasta and aerated drinks, the study done by Assocham Development Foundation said.

The study was done on 2,000 students in 25 schools in dissimilar cities, including the metropolis Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad and Chandigarh, "One in five kids in the metropolitan cities is overweight and they are more likely than usual weight children to grow up to be obese adults and suffer from obesity-related conditions as well as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and fatty liver disease," Assocham said in a report quoting its Health Committee Chairman B K Rao.

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