Outlining a 360 degree solution to tackling childhood obesity

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India has a paradox of malnourishment as well as morbid obesity.

“GENERATION XL – Tackling and Preventing Childhood Obesity in India” offers a comprehensive roadmap by one of India’s top bariatric surgeons for the prevention and management of childhood obesity.

Almost everyone around us frets about the calories gained per meal or increase in our belly fat, if not about our own weight. As a parent, the worry of a child gaining weight they shouldn’t is constant in many households. It has been proven that being overweight is an invitation to ill health. While children have fewer weight-related health and medical issues than adults, overweight children are at high risk of becoming overweight adults, positioning them at risk of developing chronic diseases later in life.

Today’s GenZ spends far more time on screens than playing games outdoors, more so in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has become a cause of concern for parents all over the country.

In this book, published by Penguin, Dr Sanjay Borude outlines a 360-degree view of the causative factors of a child’s obesity and the role of the child’s environment in this.

The book provides illustrative guidelines about the changes one should make in diet, lifestyle, and environment in order to manage childhood obesity.

With real-life case studies and examples, the book guides parents and children to chart a pathway to recovery leading to a fitter and healthier life.

Dr Sanjay Borude has been practicing for more than 30 years and is a Professor Emeritus in Sion Hospital and other BMC hospitals. He is one of the founding bariatric surgeons in India and is currently the record holder for operating on an 11-month-old baby.

Since 1999, Borude has been providing obesity services to those suffering the debilitating effects of life-threatening morbid obesity in India and has had the privilege of learning about obesity surgery at renowned centres in the US, Belgium, and Spain.

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