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Overweight and Obesity: An Anthropological Paramount

Overweight and Obesity: An Anthropological Paramount

Author: Swapan Kumar Kolay, Sushila D, Mahant and Deepika Thakur
ISBN 13:9789385161292
Subject:Alternative Medicines and Health Care/Health Care

About the Book

A very common phrase "the longer the belt, the shorter the life span" means excess weight is dangerous. It involves inconvenience and also decreases the efficiency of the person, besides subjecting the heart to undue stress. The recent skyrocketing rates of obesity worldwide have resulted in the subsequent enculturation of "obesity". Obesity and overweight is closely related to each other's where overweight indicated as a health hazard since statistical data shows that obese persons risk a number of diseases such as coronary atherosclerosis, hypertension and psychological disorders. Towards overweight and obesity, experiences are greatly varied per country, community and individual where it is culturally entrenched and any hopes of dealing with the health consequences should begin with cultural patterns and perceptions, including how obesity is internalized by society. Dr. Swapan Kumar Kolay born in 1966 at Midnapur, West Bengal. He obtained M.Sc. with first class in Physical/ Biological Anthropology (1992) and Ph.D. (1999) from the University of Sagar, M.P. . Dr. Kolay got both Doctoral & Post- Doctoral Research Fellowship from Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi. His worked with Cultural Research Institute, Kolkata; A. N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna; Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi and Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal.Mrs. Sushila D. Mahant is specialized in plant ecology and Environment Science. She is also Post-graduate M.Sc. in Anthropology and secure first class first (Gold Medel) and done Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development from C.V. Raman University, Bilaspur (C.G.). Ms. Deepika Thakur Post-graduate M.Sc. in Anthropology and secure first class from Bastar University, Jagdalpur (C.G.).