Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12-17

Prevention of childhood obesity in India: Way forward

1 Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, JIPMER, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Pediatrics, RAK Medical and Health Sciences University, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Sitanshu Sekhar Kar
Department of PSM, JIPMER, Puducherry
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0976-9668.149071

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Childhood obesity is a burden in developed and developing countries. Overweight and obesity are caused by numerous social and environmental factors that influence people's food habit and physical activity. Role of primary or secondary prevention is the mainstay plan for controlling this epidemic. Various adaptable best practice models are available in the developed nations. However, further research needs to be done to examine the most effective strategies of intervention, prevention, and treatment of obesity in our setting. Through this paper, we would like to highlight best practices and potential interventions to reduce the burden of obesity in India.

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