Navigation Links
Health disorders related to obesity hit Asians

Experts said that Asians including Indians are being hit the most by obesity-related disorders. This is due to the one-size-fits-all diagnosis done by doctors that fails to// detect these problems.

The body-mass index (BMI) - a measure of weight divided by height- is used in the standard method to define obesity. However, according to the experts, East and South Asians were affected by weight-related ill health at a lower cut-off point than in Caucasians.

A BMI of 25 is healthy, more than 25 is overweight and more than 30 obese, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines. Many Asians do not fit into this standard, said the Taiwanese academic Pan Wen-Harn at the 10th International Congress on Obesity in Sydney.

According to her, metabolic risks such as hypertension and diabetes are experienced by Chinese, Japanese, Koreans and Indians at a much lower threshold.

The westernisation of the Indian diet and less physical activity are the factors causing metabolic disorders, says Indian researcher Naval Vikram. Genetic make-up is the main reason.

High body fat, a low BMI, high abdominal fat and a low waist circumference are what the Indians are inclined to have. “They suffered hypertension and lipid problems at a BMI of 22 or 23 - much lower than other ethic groups,” he said.

“If we use international definitions we will be missing about 15 to 20 per cent of people whom we would be able to identify with a lower cut-off point. That's a substantially large proportion, taking the population of India,” said Vikram.

Vikram informed that although proposal for an alteration was made at a WHO meeting in 2004, the region required formal guidelines. “The fact that studies were sometimes not accepted when researchers used Asian-specific measures led many to keep using the universal method in the region,” he said.

'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Startling Expose – Physicians Often Have No Regular Source Of Health Car
2. Want a Healthy brew? Have some Tea!
3. Healthcare sector is now a multi billion-dollar industry in India
4. Exclusive breast-feeding advised for six months in infants recommends World Health Organization
5. Health at heights
6. Health Officials Recommend Flu Vaccine
7. Slightly High BP Poses Health Risk
8. Unsatisfactory Grade On Womens Health Issues
9. Iodex goes to SmithKline Beecham consumer Healthcare
10. Healthy Medicine Or Harmful Intoxicant?
11. Healthy snacks improve nutrition of kids
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/5/2016)... ... ... Love is in the air at King Kullen! The local grocer is ... staple for Valentine’s Day is a must-have, and can be picked up with all ... are long-stem roses available, but also other flower bouquets, elegantly wrapped and ready to ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... 05, 2016 , ... The Muscular Dystrophy Association and Sailormen ... the 14th annual “Appetite for a Cure” campaign on Feb. 1 to raise ... related diseases that severely limit strength and mobility. , Now through March ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Miami, Florida (PRWEB) , ... February 05, 2016 ... ... largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the ... services – is poised to once again host, Swirl, A Wine Tasting Event ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... ... Give To Cure today announced that it is working with ... Cure’s campaign that is crowdfunding clinical trials to help find cures faster for Alzheimer’s ... smart device. In 2015 alone, Venmo processed $7.5 billion in transactions among users. , ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... , ... Stuart Bentkover, MD, FACS is thrilled to announce the ... effective tattoo removal today, Dr. Bentkover is the only doctor in Central Massachusetts to ... has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a safe and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... , Feb. 5, 2016 ... addition of the "Global Musculoskeletal Partnering ... company profile to their offering. ... addition of the "Global Musculoskeletal Partnering ... company profile to their offering. ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Dehaier Medical Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: ... develops, markets and sells medical devices and wearable ... and international markets, today announced its corporate ... the Company,s resources to develop its mobile health ... focus more on its major businesses. As of ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Site Profile: --> ... The Speech Recognition People, announced their latest primary healthcare case study ... reduce turnaround times and to save the practice money. ... 2013 Challenge: --> ,- Wirral CCG ,- ... Six doctors ,- Wirral CCG ,- VoicePower client since 2013 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: