Category Archives: Obesity

Obesity is approaching epidemic proportions in India where morbid obesity affects 5% of the population. Despite the negative impact obesity has on the patients overall quality of life, it is increases the risk of various diseases including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Chronic Low-Grade Inflammation in Childhood Obesity Is Associated with Decreased IL-10 Expression by Monocyte Subsets

Obesity is a multifactorial disease, characterized by an increase of body fat, that can be associated with metabolic changes and considered a serious public health problem with…

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Replication and Relevance of Multiple Susceptibility Loci Discovered from Genome Wide Association Studies for Type 2 Diabetes in an Indian Population

Type 2 Diabetes is phenotypically and genetically diverse and is a major global health concern affecting more than 76 million Indians and over 408 million individuals worldwide …

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Specific Metabolic Markers Are Associated with Future Waist-Gaining Phenotype in Women

Increased fat mass is associated with the risk of hypertension and an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and several types of cancer…

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Triple Burden of Obesity, Undernutrition, and Cardiovascular Disease Risk among Indian Tribes

Indian tribal populations are experiencing phenomenal changes on the social, cultural, and economic fronts, for the past 50 years [1]. Like all developing countries, large-scale developmental activities and urbanization in India have brought…

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Is the Association between Vitamin D and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Confounded by Obesity?

Systematic reviews of observational studies have reported inverse associations between serum vitamin D levels and a range of cardiovascular disease risk factors, most notably hypertension, but also dyslipidaemia, abnormal glucose homeostasis and…

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Tackling the Emerging Childhood Obesity Epidemic in India as a Pediatrician

Childhood obesity is an emerging problem in most developing countries, including India. This is due to the change in lifestyles, fueled by increasing middle class incomes, Western diets, and decreased physical activities. Most pediatricians are aware of this. However, the question is, are the parents of these children aware that… 

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Association between Obesity and Selected Morbidities: A Study of BRICS Countries

Over the past few decades obesity has emerged as a global health challenge, with every sixth person being obese. In 2008, more than 1.4 billion adults aged 20 or more years were overweight. Of these, 500 million adult men and women were obese. Statistics suggest significant variations in the prevalence of obesity across the globe.

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