Overweight and obesity are defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health. A crude
population measure of obesity is the body mass index (BMI), a person?s weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of his
or her height (in meters). A person with a BMI of 30 or more is generally considered obese. A person with a BMI equal to or
more than 25 is considered overweight. Overweight and obesity are major risk factors for a number of chronic diseases, including
diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
Factors responsible for obesity:
Socio-economic (lifestyle and diet)
Psychological/Hormonal and medical factors
Metformin is a widely used drug in the therapy of patients affected by diabetes mellitus. Although some caution is needed in
the very old, advanced age per se does not represent a contraindication to metformin use. Experimental evidence produced over
the years suggests that metformin may be useful in some clinical conditions different from diabetes mellitus. In the present review
we have examined currently available data about the possible use of metformin as an effective therapeutical agent in pathological
conditions different from type 2 diabetes mellitus. On the basis of our investigation, the use of metformin can be suggested in
overweight patients affected by impaired glucose tolerance and/or fasting hyperglycemia and in subjects affected by polycystic
ovary syndrome, while further data are needed on which I am doing research work in order to prescribe such a drug in patients.
The Obesity management Program is one of the fast developing programs in India who manages overweight & obese patients.
Our obesity management program helped more than 3000 obese/overweight patient for achieving their weight reduction goal.
The weight loss program is under a physician's care. Balance education, appetite management and activity to lose weight. Learn
strategies to keep weight off using real food. This is not a quick fix. This is a lifestyle change. This program consists of experts in
fitness and wellness who provide diet chart, education, and resources to help patient incorporate fitness into their life. Our goal is
to teach patients strategies for long-term weight loss and optimal wellness so that they have the tools to maintain their weight loss.
We incorporate many educational tools during patient?s weight loss journey. In this poster presentation I want to show methods &
details of program which will be remain helpful to different countries for management of overweight & obese persons.
Harsh K Shah has completed Post graduation in Pharmacy from Rajiv Gandhi University, Bangalore in 2009. He is doing PhD from Gujarat
Technological University, Ahmedabad. He is working as an Asst.Professor at Shankarsinh Vaghela Bapu Institute of Pharmacy, Gandhinagar.
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