Food Policies for Obesity Prevention
Long considered a lifestyle disorder, Obesity is increasingly becoming a health concern for India, one that predisposes patients to many life threatening disorders.
While it requires surgical intervention for morbid cases, Obesity and its health implications are largely misunderstood. As an association of bariatric surgeons in India, OSSI aims to create & disseminate information on Obesity to educate & help not only the morbidly obese but also readers who may wish to learn more about this medical condition.
Our blog aims to facilitate knowledge & experience sharing on surgical treatments, new techniques and research for the advancement of bariatric treatments in India, with each article thoughtfully contributed.
Effective food policies are needed to prevent obesity. The food policy is said that to be effective if it can successfully influence one of the key determinants of obesity i.e. diet. The interaction between human food preferences and the environment in which these food preferences are learned, expressed and reassessed provide a different perspective to understand how food policies work.