Diabetes & Obesity
Genetics, stress and wrong food habits that come with an erratic lifestyle, all contribute to a steep rise in diabetes and obesity. The Centre for Diabetes and Obesity has a host of facilities to deal with these two problems that lead to several other equally harmful sub-problems.
Obesity results from the excessive accumulation of fat that exceeds the body's skeletal and physical standards. According to the United States National Institute of Health (NIH), an increase in 20% or more above your ideal body weight is the point at which excess weight becomes a health risk.
Indian bodies and genetics are different from their western counterparts. Indians suffer from abdominal obesity compared to people in the west whose bodies are uniformly obese. Studies say that India will become the global diabetes capital by 2050 if the abdominal and lower limb obesity and metabolic syndrome are not arrested.
For every 10 extra kilograms above the stipulated body weight (measured according to height), life expectancy of a person reduces by three years.