Determinants of Preventable Obesity

A Recent Outlook

  • Naveenta Gupta Professor, Department of Physiology, Guru Gobind Singh Medical College, Faridkot, Punjab - 151203
  • Sonia Garg Professor, Department of Physiology, Guru Gobind Singh Medical College, Faridkot, Punjab - 151203
  • Meenal Batta Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, Guru Gobind Singh Medical College, Faridkot, Punjab - 151203
  • Shilekh Mittal Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine, Guru Gobind Singh Medical College, Faridkot, Punjab - 151203
  • Khushdeep Singh Arora Professor, Department of Physiology, Dashmesh Institute of Research and Dental Sciences, Faridkot, Punjab – 151203
Keywords: Obesity, Modifiable causes, Prevention

Abstract

Obesity has been declared an epidemic by World Health Organization (WHO). Overweight and obesity along with malnutrition are on increasing trend in developing as well as developed countries. Rise in obesity is very important risk factor of non-communicable diseases like hypertension, diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, ischemic heart disease, liver diseases and cancer with a high risk of mortality and morbidity. Etiology of obesity is multifactorial, involving a complex interaction among genetic, metabolic, hormonal and environmental factors. Obesity is a disease that can be prevented as well as cured.

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Published
2019-02-28
How to Cite
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Gupta N, Garg S, Batta M, Mittal S, Arora K. Determinants of Preventable Obesity. IJBR [Internet]. 28Feb.2019 [cited 24Mar.2019];10(2):e5094. Available from: https://ssjournals.com/index.php/ijbr/article/view/5094
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Review Article