2019, Vol. 4, Issue 1
Obesity management through daily habits and nutrition
Author(s): Dr. Anurag Sachan
According to World Health Organization, in 2010 there were over 1 billion overweight adults worldwide with 400 million adults who were obese. Obesity is a major risk factor for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, musculoskeletal disorders, obstructive sleep apnea, and cancers (prostate, colorectal, endometrial, and breast). Obese people may present to the gastroenterologists with gastroesophageal reﬂux, non-alcoholic fatty liver, and gallstones. It is important, therefore, to recognize and treat obesity. The main cause of obesity is an imbalance between calories consumed and calories expended, although in a small number of cases, genetics and diseases such as hypothyroidism, Cushing’s disease, depression, and use of medications such as antidepressants and anticonvulsants are responsible for fat accumulation in the body. The main treatment for obesity is dieting, augmented by physical exercise and supported by cognitive behavioral therapy.
Pages: 499-501 | 283 Views 3 Downloads
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Dr. Anurag Sachan. Obesity management through daily habits and nutrition. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2019;4(1):499-501.