Calorie Restriction An Approach towards Obesity ManagementSwati Jain* and Som Nath Singh
Department of Nutrition, Defence Institute of Physiology and Allied Sciences, Lucknow Road, Timarpur, Delhi, India
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- Dr. Swati Jain
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Received date: July 01, 2015; Accepted date: July 27, 2015; Published date: August 01, 2015
Citation: Jain S, Singh SN (2015) Calorie Restriction – An Approach towards Obesity Management. J Nutr Disorders Ther S1:006. doi:10.4172/2161-0509.S1-006
Copyright: © 2015 Jain S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Obesity is increasing worldwide and has become a public health concern due to associated degenerative diseases and morbidity. Even though overweight and obesity are not life threatening, they qualify themselves as a disease entity. The bulk of literature on obesity says that the external environment largely influences the increase in food intake and is termed scientifically as “obesogenic environment”. A “dual approach” that uses both traditional and holistic health can be used to curb this rising trend. Dietary approaches like low calorie diets and increased physical activity are recommended for weight management and prevention of diseases. A number of studies indicate that there is an increased interest in enhancing the use of herbs, bioactive components of foods, traditional diets; owing to their wide spectrum of therapeutic properties for obesity and for the armed forces personnel (under the hypocaloric rations in the field). Therefore, taking the existing scenario of obesity into consideration and the protective role of calorie restriction, this paper provides an insight into the highly convoluted process of dietary restriction and highlights the implications of hypocaloric diets.