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Obesity Epidemic

In the past few years the incidence of obesity has increased drastically. Consumption of fast food, with increased portion size and lack of physical activity are some of the main factors promoting obesity. This is influenced by low cost of food production, increased expenditure for being physically active and introduction of novel drugs that subside the side effects of obesity. Childhood obesity is now on the rise and this is particularly troubling as it will often lead to disorders in children that were termed as adult problems like diabetes, high blood pressure etc. To combat this epidemic, we need to grasp and address these realities.

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Dietary Management of Obesity

The recent increase in people suffering from obesity is mostly controlled by the behaviour of eating and food that we eat which in turn encourages more energy consumption. Current courses for weight management stresses on the significance of healthy dietary patterns which comprises of a variety of nutrient rich foods, limited portions of energy rich food ingredients & reduce the energy density altogether. There are a number of eating patterns that help in reducing energy consumption in comparison to the expenditure of energy leading to weight loss.

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Personalized Nutrition and Obesity

In the past few years the world has witnessed an increase in disorders related to nutrition such as obesity. The current advancement in the field of genomics has led us to identifying various genetic markers which determine body weight & the dietary elements related to obesity. The study of 'personalized nutrition' has been introduced to combine the novel knowledge of genomic related nutrition with the traditional nutrition science, with the aspect of ultimately endorsing person-centric dietary patterns to alleviate obesity and other nutrition related disorders.

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Clinical Trials for Overweight and Obesity

Clinical trials play a key role in various medical advances. Clinical trials consider novel methods to avert, detect, or cure diseases. Scientists are currently working on research to discover more aspects regarding overweight and obesity, which includes research on the role of eating patterns in the development and treatment of obesity; new behavioural, surgical, medical device, and medication induced approaches; and other research that can inform us more about why people suffer from obesity or how certain people respond to treatment.

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Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity

Quality nutrition, healthy body weight and physical activity are all important factors for an individual’s total health and wellness. Altogether these factors will help in reducing the risk of developing serious health conditions, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, cholesterol, high blood pressure. A healthy food regimen organized physical activity, and maintenance of a healthy weight are very much important to managing and preventing various health disorders so that they do not aggravate over the years.

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Obesity and Diet related Health disorders

Obesity is a crucial risk element for cancer, cardiovascular diseases, cholesterol, high blood pressure etc. Annually 2.8 million adults are estimated to succumb to death due to overweight and obesity, making obesity the 5th top risk for death in the world. A lot of medical expenditure is utilized on the treatment of obesity related disorders. Obesity and diet-related chronic diseases are majorly avoidable, but the complex systemic elements leading to them impose a significant stand to developing successful remedies.

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Weight Management in Obese Pets

Obesity is now identified as one of the most crucial disease in pets around the world. The current plans for the management of weight include dietary energy restriction with a purpose-planned diet. While current body weight management regimes can be successful, the results are usually disappointing with the rate in loss of weight serially decreasing as time passes. Accomplishing the target is most testing for the most obese pets that are likely to leave the weight loss regimen before reaching aimed weight. To get improved results, clinicians must concentrate on carefully tailoring better weight loss plans, paying attention to focusing on a suitable target weight to increase the benefits for the animal.

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Counselling for Obesity

Counselling should be directed towards impractical expectations of the patients. The counsellor should emphasize that even a small change in the body weight will produce significant outcome. For instance, a 5% loss in weight reduces the risk of obtaining type 2 diabetes by 60%. People suffering from obesity should be encouraged to undergo counselling. Patients who undergo cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) together with proper dietary regimen and systemic physical exercise will be able to lose extra 10.8 pounds compared to the patients following only exercise and diet. 1/3rd of obese patients in the world achieve better results when interventions include diet, medication and counselling.

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Popular Diet Plans for Weight Management

Many of the adults globally attempt to lose weight through different means. One of the best ways to get rid of unwanted body weight is by changing your diet regimen. Nowadays there are a number of diet plans available which makes it difficult to decide on the plan suitable for you, which is sustainable and effective. Some of the diet plans target to restrict your appetite in order to reduce your food consumption while other plans suggest curbing your calorie intake, carbs or fat. A balanced diet plan offers health benefits that offer far more benefits than weight loss.

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Obesity and Fast Food

Most of the fast food in the market contains a large quantity of sugar, carbs and fats with a lesser quantity of vitamins and minerals. The unhealthy food ingredients in the fast food are further increased with increased portion size. The person will still consume the whole meal regardless of being completely full. People cannot stop ravishing on fast food because it is available for low cost and in close proximities. Due to these reasons there is an increase in calorie intake which ultimately leads to obesity and various health disorders.

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Recent advances in Obesity Research

During the last several years, many genetic epidemiological advances have been used to indicate the obesity genetic loci. Recent research indicates that obesity development involves neurotransmitters and hormones which control hunger and the expenditure of energy. If these hormones or their receptors undergo mutation, then it may lead to obesity. Evidence also indicates a possible relation between the central nervous system and the condition of obesity. These recently identified scientific evidences may hold the solution to somewhat better our knowledge in the pathophysiology of obesity and indicate new therapeutic methods to curb the growing obesity epidemic in the human population today.

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Post Bariatric Surgery Diet and Nutrition

For obesity, when dietary, physical and counselling methods have failed to curb the weight gain then weight-loss surgery can be utilized as an effective way to lose weight and maintain a healthy weight further. It is very crucial to go through with the recommended dietary regimen after going through bariatric surgery. Dietary guidelines should be carefully formulated by health care providers with the aim of restricting the calorie consumption and providing a balanced diet that prevent nutrient deficiencies and conserve the muscle tissue.

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