The metabolic syndrome is not a disease but a group of factors — increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels — that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The prevalence of obesity and the metabolic syndrome is rapidly increasing in India and other South Asian countries, leading to increased mortality and morbidity. Chat with nutrition experts now
Obesity is a state in which there is generalised accumulation of excess adipose tissue in the body, leading to more than 20% of the required body weight. Factors responsible for obesity: Hereditary: Although genetically, the child is not determined to be obese, yet obesity in parents influences obesity in the child owing to the the food habits of parents. Social and cultural: People in the upper economic strata tend to be more obese mainly due to their rich food intake and…
Diabetes is a silent epidemic and India is the diabetes capital of the world. It is currently estimated that 40 million people suffer from diabetes in India and by 2025, that number will swell up to 70 million.
Numerous studies have pointed to the health risks of sitting all day, but here you have in one illustration the effects of prolonged sitting on our bodies and reminders to interrupt sitting time whenever possible.