Portliness amidst poverty: evidence from India

Research story  19th Aug 2016

Professor Pushkar Maitra was recently invited to discuss the growing problem of obesity in India on the Australia India Institute Podcast.

In the episode, Professor Maitra explains why non-communicable diseases can no longer be thought of as “first world problems”, and reflects on the rising rates of obesity in India, why obesity is more prevalent in urban areas, why rates of obesity are higher amongst women, and fat taxes
and other government interventions.

Listen to the podcast here.