“Couch potato” lifestyle can also endanger the Brain

         “Couch potato” lifestyle can also endanger the Brain Cause:         In modern industrialized societies, inexpensive high- calorie-density processed food is omnipresent, and for many occupations, the need for vigorous physical activity is  nonexistent .          As a result of this lifestyle, cells, tissues, and organ systems experience                             a chronic state of metabolic complacency                   resulting in an increased susceptibility to dysfunction and disease.  Effects:          While being overweight and sedentary has long been known to promote c ardiovascular disease (CVD), type-2 diabetes (T2D), and some cancers , only recently has it become clear that a “couch potato” lifestyle can also endanger the brain, rendering it vulnerable to Alzheimer’s disease (AD), Parkinson’s disease (PD), and ischemic stroke.  Regular Exercise Bolsters Brain Function and Resilience  : Beneficial effects of aerobic exercise on mood and  cogni tive  function are wide

Food allergy in children : Increasing prevalence

Food Allergy in children Dr Priyanka Udawat  Ped Gastroenterologist Lifestyle medicine physician Allergy specialist   A food allergy is an abnormal response of the body to a certain food. IgE antibodies react with the food, histamines are released, which can cause your child to experience hives, asthma, itching in the mouth, trouble breathing, stomach pains, vomiting, and/or diarrhea. Food allergy causes an immune system response, causing symptoms in your child that range from uncomfortable to life-threatening. Food intolerance does not affect the immune system, although some symptoms may be the same as in food allergy. Causes: Eggs, milk, and peanuts are the most common causes of food allergies in children, with wheat, soy, and tree nuts also included. Peanuts, tree nuts, fish, and shellfish commonly cause the most severe reactions. Nearly 5 percent of children under the age of five years have food allergies. From 1997 to 2007, the prevalence of reported food allergy increased 18 per

World obesity day: Obesity in Children-Growing Concern!!!

Dr Priyanka Udawat Gastroenterologist & Lifestyle Medicine Physician Paediatric Obesity: Growing Concern Growing incidence of overweight and obesity in childhood, 4% in 1975 to 18% in 2016, with persisting obesity complications into adulthood -> harmful ->increasing the incidence of severe MAFLD at an earlier age.  India is becoming the epicenter of epidemics of both adult and childhood obesity with the third-highest level of obesity in the world. Global Burden of Disease study 2013 : 5.3% of males and 5.2% of female < 20 yr in India were overweight. Currently, MAFLD is the leading form of chronic liver disease in children and adolescents, with a global prevalence of 3 to 10%. Most children with MAFLD have been diagnosed between the ages of 10 and 13. At the time of diagnostics, 10–25% of them have advanced steatosis (NAFL) and 20–50% have NASH .    Causes of rising obesity –  Convenience foods  : low in fiber, micronutrients and antioxidants and contain dietary components