POPULATION PARADOX August 2, 2014
INDIA, TOP OF THE CHARTS
India is home to one in six people (17,31%) on planet Earth
1.27 billion People in India at the end of 2012, make it the second most populous country in the world, next only to Chine with a population of 1.36 billion.
26 million Births each year, India is projected to overtake China to 2025 to become the world’s most populous country. China’s population will decline to about 1.3 billion by 2050, show projections from the UN Department of Economics and Social Affairs.
YOUNG & RESTLESS
· At 240 million, India’s youth population (15-24) year is higher than the combined population of 18 countries in West Asia.
· 22% girls still get married before 18 years of age
· Contraceptives are used by just 18.6% people in this age group
· More than 25,000 young mothers die in India every year
· 45% of women who die at childbirth are under 24.
MEDICINE, FITNESS AND LIFESTYLE TRENDS
Inactivity causes weight gain
Less exercise, not more calories, is responsible for expanding waistlines, particularly in young women, reported the American Journal of Medicine. US data shows that over the past 20 years, physical exercise has lowered drastically and average weight has gone up, even though the total daily calorie, fat carbohydrate, and protein intake have not changed, report researchers from Stanford University. In the US adult women who reported no physical activity jumped from 19.1% in 1994 to 51.7% in 2010. For men, the number increased from 11.4% in 1994 to 43.5% in 2101. During the period, average BMI has increased across the board.
Apple Enhances Sexual pleasure in women
Compounds found in apples stimulate female organs and boost sexual pleasure in women, report Italian researchers in Archives of Gynaecology and Obstetrics. A study of 731 healthy Italian women aged 18 to 43 who are apples regularly more than one a day-scored higher on the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) than those who didn’t, suggesting it increased their sexual pleasure.
Apples contain phloridzin, a compound quite similar to a female sex hormone called estradiol, which plays a large role in sexual arousal. Apple a day also prevents a heart attack, and may even be as effective as taking a statin, claim Oxford University researchers.