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Highest number of obese persons in Chennai

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According to Dr. Poongothai Aladi Aruna, Minister of Information Technology, Chennai has the highest number of obese persons in India. The prevalence of obesity in the city is more than in some developed countries. The Minister said studies had found that obesity led to psychosomatic problems along with physical discomfiture. She called for efforts to curb obesity, which was a preventable disorder. Dr. Poongothai urged students to enjoy food but stay within limits. Pepsico is piloting the caf

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