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Abstract

“ASSESSMENT OF OBESITY AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH SHARIR PRAKRUTI.”

Dr. Umesh Shivajirao Ghate*, Dr. Kavita V. Indapurkar and Dr. Namrata Arun Nevase

ABSTRACT

According to WHO, obesity means an abnormal or excessive amount of fat accumulation that can impair a person‟s health. Adiposity means the quality of state being fat, i.e. an abnormal increase of fat in subcutaneous connective tissues, i.e. obesity .A person may be considered obese if he/she has a Body Mass Index (BMI) over 30. According to Ayurveda every individual is unique. Not only each individual has different size, and shape but also different physiological and psychological characteristics. Ayurveda principally refers to Prakruti of human as „Dosha-Prakruti‟ or „Sharir-Prakruti‟. In this study 300 volunteers between the Age group 17-22 yrs were selected. B.M.I. was calculated by Standard formula. Assessment of Sharir Prakruti was done with the help of AYUSOFT C-DAC proforma. In this study it was observed that Kapha Pradhan Pitta Prakruti individuals come under over weight, Vata Pradhan Prakruti individuals were underweight.

Keywords: Obesity, Sharir Prakruti, BMI, overweight, underweight.


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