Obesity: An overview on its current perspectives and treatment options

Nammi, Srinivas; Koka, Saisudha; Chinnala, Krishna M.; Boini, Krishna M.
January 2004
Nutrition Journal;2004, Vol. 3, p3
Academic Journal
Obesity is a multi-factorial disorder, which is often associated with many other significant diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases, osteoarthritis and certain cancers. The management of obesity will therefore require a comprehensive range of strategies focussing on those with existing weight problems and also on those at high risk of developing obesity. Hence, prevention of obesity during childhood should be considered a priority, as there is a risk of persistence to adulthood. This article highlights various preventive aspects and treatment procedures of obesity with special emphasis on the latest research manifolds.


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