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Obesity: Prevalence, manifestations and dietary patterns - A review

Ajay, Kumar and Singh, R. P. (2009) Obesity: Prevalence, manifestations and dietary patterns - A review. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 46 (3). pp. 287-299.

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Obesity is one of the non-communicable epidemics affecting the population of both developing and developed countries. It is also related to several chronic diseases, including Type-II diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, various types of cancers and psychosocial problems. The major reason assigned for its development is the changing life style and food habits. The associated morbidities have become a heavy burden on health care system and on the quality of life of affected population. Obesity can be measured by various means, including the most commonly used body mass index scale. The contribution of various factors including macronutrients and recommendations for obesity management have been discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Obesity, Body mass index, Glycemic index, Leptin, Metabolic equivalent, Neuropeptide Y, Waist hip ratio, Diet
Subjects: 600 Technology > 01 Medical sciences > 12 Metabolism
Divisions: Human Resource Development
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2009 04:29
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2018 06:04
URI: http://ir.cftri.res.in/id/eprint/9113

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