Obesity Epidemiology: A Serious Public Health Concern in India
Over the past several years, India has seen the incidence of obesity double or quadruple due to economic expansion, industrialisation, motorised transportation, urbanisation, a more sedentary lifestyle, and a nutritional change to prepare dishes that are rich in calories. Many things contribute to becoming overweight or obese since bodyweight is influenced by various factors, including genetics, metabolism, behaviour, the environment, culture, and socioeconomics. When evaluating the risk of various diseases, the quantity, location, and distribution of fat and obesity in the human body are significant. Being overweight and having an improper fat distribution are linked to a variety of illnesses. Obesity occurs when a person’s weight exceeds their body fat percentage. Therefore, obesity has already increased dramatically in India as a consequence of these factors, putting Indian residents at risk for health concerns. Our study aims to bring awareness to the problems, better understand the problems, and record the incidence of obesity and overweight in the Indian community. Obesity education and public awareness may go a long way toward preventing these issues.
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Sarkar B, Biswas P, Acharya CK, Jana SK, Nahar N, Ghosh S, Dasgupta D, Ghorai SK, Madhu NR. Obesity Epidemiology: A Serious Public Health Concern in India. Chettinad Health City Med J. 2022;54(1):21-28.
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