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Consensus statement for diagnosis of obesity, abdominal obesity and the metabolic syndrome for Asian Indians and recommendations for physical activity, medical and surgical management.
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Revised guidelines for diagnosis of obesity, abdominal obesity, the metabolic syndrome, physical activity, and drug therapy and bariatric surgery for obesity in Asian Indians are presented after consultations with experts from various regions of India. Expand
Obesity and the metabolic syndrome in developing countries.
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To prevent increasing morbidity and mortality due to obesity-related T2DM and cardiovascular disease in developing countries, there is an urgent need to initiate large-scale community intervention programs focusing on increased physical activity and healthier food options, particularly for children. Expand
Childhood obesity in developing countries: epidemiology, determinants, and prevention.
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Therapeutic lifestyle changes and maintenance of regular physical activity through parental initiative and social support interventions are the most important strategies in managing childhood obesity in developing countries. Expand
BMI does not accurately predict overweight in Asian Indians in northern India.
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In the northern Indian population, the conventional cut-off level of the BMI underestimates overweight and obesity when percentage BF is used as the standard to define overweight. Expand
Obesity-related non-communicable diseases: South Asians vs White Caucasians
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Prevention and management strategies should be more aggressive for South Asians for more positive health outcomes and lower cut-offs of obesity and abdominal obesity for South Asia are expected to help physicians in better and more effective prevention of OR-NCDs. Expand
High prevalence of diabetes, obesity and dyslipidaemia in urban slum population in northern India
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Appreciable prevalence of obesity, dyslipidaemia, diabetes mellitus, substantial increase in body fat, generalised and regional obesity in middle age, particularly in females, need immediate attention in terms of prevention and health education in such economically deprived populations. Expand
The metabolic syndrome in South Asians: epidemiology, determinants, and prevention.
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Cardiometabolic risk is high in South Asians, starting at an early age, and increasing awareness of cluster of risk factors and how to prevent them should be emphasized in population-wide prevention strategies in South Asian countries, primarily focusing on children. Expand
Waist circumference cutoff points and action levels for Asian Indians for identification of abdominal obesity
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To test the validity of internationally accepted waist circumference action levels for adult Asian Indians, analysis of data from multisite cross-sectional epidemiological studies in north India identified high odds ratio for cardiovascular risk factor(s) and BMI level of ⩾25 kg/m2. Expand
Nutrition transition in India: Secular trends in dietary intake and their relationship to diet‐related non‐communicable diseases
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A multisectoral preventive approach is needed to provide balanced diets to pregnant women, children and adults, and to maintain a normal body weight from childhood onwards, to prevent the escalation of DR‐NCDs in India. Expand
Effects of controlled school-based multi-component model of nutrition and lifestyle interventions on behavior modification, anthropometry and metabolic risk profile of urban Asian Indian adolescents
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Multi-component model of nutrition and lifestyle education was successful in improving the nutrition-related knowledge, eating habits and lifestyle practices, and resulted in beneficial changes in anthropometric and biochemical profiles of the Asian Indian adolescents. Expand
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