“More than 30% people of the society including children have potbelly abdominal obesity”, said Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India while moderating a session on Obesity at India Habitat Centre.
The session was organized by Heart Care Foundation of India in association with All India Radio and India Habitat Centre. The session was organized to mark the occasion of Doctor’s Day falling on 1st July. Padma Shri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal,
President Heart Care Foundation of India moderated
the session on Obesity at India Habitat Centre. The panelists included Dr Shikha Sharma Wellness
Expert, Dr S V Tripathy Ayurveda Expert, Dr Mridula Pandey Homeopath, Dr Praveen
Bhatia Obesity Surgeon and Dr Ishwar Basavvadadde Senior Yoga Physician.
This was an interaction organized for the first time that involved people from all pathies under one roof. Following points were raised in the seminar:
1. Potbelly obesity is linked to eating refined
carbohydrates and not animal fats.
2. General obesity is linked to eating animal fats.
3. Refined carbohydrate includes white rice, white maida
and white sugar.
4. Brown sugar is better than white sugar.
5. Refined carbohydrates are called bad carbohydrates and
animal fat is called bad fat.
6. Trans fats or vanaspati are bad for health. They
increase bad cholesterol and reduce good cholesterol.
7. Reduction in weight can reduce snoring, pain of
arthritis, blood pressure and control uncontrolled diabetes.
8. One should not gain weight of more than 5 kg after the
age of 20 years.
9. After the age of 50, the weight should reduce and not
10. Surgery is the answer when all other means fail.