Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2015)
Biochemical Study of Guggul In Case Of Adolescent Obesity
Author(s): Gupta Gopal Das, Gupta Rashmi
Abstract: The 21st century, with its continuous changing life styles, environment and dietary habits have made man the victim of many diseases. Obesity is one of the most effective disease which affect someone social, physical and mental features. Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination survey (NHANES) shows that the percent of the American adult population with obesity (BMI = > 30) has increased from 14.5% to 30.5%. As many as 64% U.S. adults ≥ 20 years of age were overweight (defined as BMI > 25) between the years of 1999 to 2000.Extreme obesity (BMI ≥ 40) has also increased and effects 4.7% of the population. The increasing prevalence of medically significant obesity raises great concern. Obesity is more common among women than in men; the prevalence in children is also rising at a worrisome rate. Obesity is a precursor to coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus and osteoarthritis which have been recognized as the leading killer diseases of the millennium. All these disorders are an indication of the failing systems, their inability to provide optimum performance to keep up the physiological clock ticking. Obesity has been described in Ayurveda under heading of Astanindita Purush. Etiology pathology and clinical features has been explained along with prognosis and treatment. Guggul as a single drug is giving a significant result in BMI and serum lipid profile.
How to cite this article:
Gupta Gopal Das, Gupta Rashmi. Biochemical Study of Guggul In Case Of Adolescent Obesity. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2015; 4(2): 205-207.