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ISSN: 2637-6679

Research and Reviews on Healthcare: Open Access Journal

Research Article(ISSN: 2637-6679)

The Obesity epidemic and Cancer in India – The Cochin Cancer Research Centre initiative

Volume 4 - Issue 2

Prem Ravi Varma PK1*, Ushasree Warrier2, Jaisy Joseph3, Jancymol Isac3, Anvar Sadath3, Silji K Isac3, Prasanth M K3, Sreelakshmi Madhu3

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    • 1Department of Medical Oncology, Cochin Cancer Research Centre, India
    • 2Department of Radiation Oncology, Cochin Cancer Research Centre, India
    • 3Cochin Cancer Research Centre, Government Medical College Compound, India

    *Corresponding author: Prem Ravi Varma PK, Department of Medical Oncology, Cochin Cancer Research Centre, India

Received: November 01, 2019;   Published: November 08, 2019

DOI: 10.32474/RRHOAJ.2019.04.000184

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India is a developing country which is in a transitional state of under nutrition due to poverty and obesity due to the industrialization and rapid urbanization. In India, more than 135 million individuals are affected by obesity. Urban population and states with high socio-economic status were found to be having higher obesity prevalence. According to ICMR-INDIAB study 2015, prevalence rate of obesity and central obesity vary from 11.8% to 31.3% and 16.9%–36.3% respectively. Obesity is one of the main medical and financial burdens for the government. This problem of obesity can be preventable by spreading public awareness about obesity and its health consequences. Governmental agencies should promote the benefits of healthy lifestyle, food habits and physical activity. Obesity is a risk factor for cancer. This is a root and branch review of obesity and cancer.

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