More than two billion people worldwide, with about half of them residing in India, suffer from micronutrient deficiencies, according to a consensus report by Bayer’s Consumer Health Division.
New Delhi: According to a survey released on Tuesday, vitamin deficiencies affect more than 80% of the Indian population, which can weaken immunity. Over two billion people worldwide experience MiND (micronutrient deficiencies), with approximately half of them residing in India, according to a consensus report by Bayer’s Consumer Health Division.
Sandeep Verma, Country Head, Consumer Health Division of Bayer in India, issued a statement stating that “the doctor’s consensus report has recognized a rising concern in India, with a majority of us at risk of MiND.” The developing micronutrient insufficiency in India, according to Verma, is a result of a number of grave micronutrient deficiencies as well as poor dietary habits and lifestyle-related variables.
According to the consensus of a national advisory council made up of 21 Indian medical professionals, the earliest symptoms of hidden hunger, such as weariness, sleeplessness, low energy, malaise, and appetite loss, hence in the end contribute to compromised immunity.
The survey stated that fewer than half of the necessary critical micronutrients are being consumed by pregnant women. Improper nutrition, poor eating habits, and the prevalence of Anemia all contribute to the inadequacy of numerous micronutrients, according to the survey, which found that MiND is highly frequent in more than 62 percent of urban and semi-urban adults.
Furthermore, the conclusion revealed a direct connection between these mineral deficits and weakened immunity as well as viral respiratory illnesses. According to research, zinc, and vitamins A, C, and D are some of the most crucial micronutrients for boosting immunity and reducing the likelihood and severity of viral respiratory infections.