India has always given been depicted by the westerners as an under-nourished poverty stricken country But the major health concern for us Indians today and especially the growing middle-classes is obesity and its associated health problems like diabetes mellitus, heart disease, hypertension, stroke, high cholesterol, arthritis and gall bladder disease.
India unfortunately has the distinction of being called the diabetic capital of the world with more than 50 million of its people suffering from diabetes and another 60 million in pre-diabetes state.
Then again, the World Health Organization data reveals that ‘cardiovascular disease (CVD) is now more prevalent in India and China than in all economically developed countries in the world combined’.
A closer look will reveal that obesity is an indicator of lifestyle diseases like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, and gall bladder disease. There is also the fear that this maybe also be linked to a genetic propensity for Indians to develop obesity? So it is time for the health policymakers to be asking if they should consider obesity to be of national concern and how should they tackle this epidemic?
Latest Publications and Research on Malnutrition to Obesity - The Big LeapApplication of the NEOH Framework for Self-Evaluation of One Health Elements of a Case-Study on Obesity in European Dogs and Dog-Owners. - Published by PubMed
[Relationship between breakfast and nutrition status study of children aged 6-17 in China from 2010 to 2012]. - Published by PubMed
Prognostic Value of the ESPEN Consensus and Guidelines for Malnutrition: Prediction of Post-Discharge Clinical Outcomes in Older Inpatients. - Published by PubMed
[Current challenges of nutrition applied research: ¿person or population?] - Published by PubMed
[Nutrition, growth and inequality in the long term: What does anthropometric history teach about Spain?] - Published by PubMed