ISSN 2321–3647
Sun, 19 Nov 2017

Obesity: An Overview

Satwashila Shahajirao Kadam*1, Chaitanya Dadasaheb Dangare2, Swapnali Uttam Raskar2, Anagha Ganesh Bhore2

1.Late Narayandas Bhawandas Chhabada Institute of Pharmacy (Degree), Survey no.259, At/post-Raigaon, Tal-Jaoli, Dist-Satara-415020.

2.Mahalaxmi Institute of Pharmacy (D.Pharm) Raigaon, Satara. Survey no.259, At/post-Raigaon, Tal-Jaoli, Dist-Satara-415020.


Obesity has reaches epidemic proportional globally, it is the serious and growing public health problem which is not only restrained to developed countries but also in developing countries, Obesity is not receiving the attention they deserve from primary care practitioners. Obesity is a major contributor to the global burden of chronic disease and disability often co-existing in developing countries with under-nutrition. It is associated with serious medical, psychological, economical and social implications virtually affecting all age group. The global reason behind it is an energy imbalance between calories consumed and expended. In today’s diet increased intake of energy dense foods that is rich in fat and sugars but low in vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients and a trend towards decreased physical activity due to the increasingly sedentary nature of many forms of work, changing modes of transportation, and increasing urbanization.

Keywords: Obesity, chronic disease, treatment. 

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