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THE CONCEPT OF OBESITY – A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW

Dr. Durgesh Gupta*, Dr. Anurag Pandey, Prof. A. C. Kar

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The WHO has declared that obesity is the major health care challenge in developing centuries as its prevalence has increased globally. Obesity occurs when caloric intake exceeds than expenditure, but a growing body of evidence supports the view that obesity is caused by inherited tendencies to subtle disorder of the weight regularity mechanism magnified by a poor diet and lack of physical activity practiced by most of the population. This article revolves around the details of Obesity described in various texts of Ayurveda. An attempt has been made to understand Obesity through Ayurvedic perspective as well as Modern view and to find out the likely solutions for obesity through Ayurveda. Obesity has been described as Sthaulya or Medoroga in Ayurvedic texts. In this article definition, prevalence, etio pathogenesis, treatment of obesity will be described.

Keywords: Ayurveda, Obesity, Sthaulya.


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