Occurrence, Causes and Prevention of overnutrition


Abstract

Over nutrition and over weight are topics of great practical implications with their manifold clinical aspects. It is but proper that this symposium has focussed discussion on "Prevention and treatment of over weight"'. Aspects such as causative factors and methods of treatment have been presented by various investigators. Food intake, psychological factors, energy expenditure and dietary treatment are well presented. "Obesity and diabetes mellitus" another important problem is also discussed in this symposium. The general discussion following the presentations of papers summarises the various points such as diagnosis of obesity, counselling of the obese patient, dietetic treatment with desirable rate of weight loss, psychotherapy and the role of exercise and drugs in locating obesity.

Subject Discipline

Alternative Medicine

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