Mumbai, Maharashtra, January 21, 2014 – “In this current era of obesity epidemic, the whole world is looking for obesity management solutions, from life style modifications to dietetics to curative and surgical interventions,” says Dr. Chaturvedi, Co Founder from the World Antiaging Network.
The journey from the therapeutic management of Obesity has travelled from glutton suppressants endorse Sibutramine, Phentermine, and Amphetamines to Lipase inhibitors like Orlistat. Currently, antiepileptics like Topiramate have found their place in obesity management. Bariatric surgery, though in its evolving phase, is also a radiation of hope for highly obese individuals.
With many trials and errors, ahead with randomized control studies (or Observational/ Comparative studies), medical fraternities remain highly vigilant towards finding the solution of this epidemic. Incretins quasi Liraglutide and pregnancy hormone like Gonadotropin have shown significant hopes, at least in observational studies.
The pregnancy hormone has been hypothesized to drive the metabolic center in the hypothalamus and command the body. It sends signals to consume the stored body fat and use it as the primary source of energy until in a state of calorie deficit. This happens through a complex signaling network and is an area of extensive research today. The gonadotropin hormone has an eigen property of TSH and LH. This might be an underlying mechanism to explain it’s actions on the metabolic pathway, as well as in weight management.
The obesity epidemic is going to be one concerning the highlights to discuss in depth, and to find solutions for, in the forthcoming INDOMEDICON Â 2014: 5th Antiaging Medicine Et Cetera Research Conference, which is to be held on 14th, 15th and 16th of February 2014 at Holiday Inn, Mumbai.
Dr Pinky Mehta
Antiaging Medicine And Research
Aging is usually defined in terms of the gradual, insidious and progressive decline in structure and function ( including molecular, cells, tissues, organs ) of an organism / individual. The aging discrete is less successful in reaction to injury / burden and has increasing difficulties in maintaining physiological homeostasis. The individual therefore becomes increasingly vulnerable to a wide range about environmental perturbation. Biological aging is the big risk factor for most of the diseases and cancers. The aging populations / Individuals ( global aging ) affects the economic growth, migration , patterns of work, family structures, health systems and fifty-fifty trade and aunt standings of nations. With the advancement of modern medicine and technology the life expectancy of individuals are increasing ( increasing the “old olds” ) and on the other end, due to unalike modifiable / non-modifiable , environmental / genetic / life style and other factors , people are showing early signs of aging affecting the daily living and productivity adversely ( increasing the “old young” ). The ” Social Jet Lag ” ( working against the circadian rhythm ) has compounded the repulsive aging issues by altering the “Endocrine also Nutritional homeostasis”.