Obesity and related lifestyle disorders like diabetes, hypertension, cardiac ailments
dyslipidemia and joint related problems are not on the high rise but have already
escalated in alarming proportions, leading to poor quality of life physically and
India is already facing the burden of communicable diseases and now we are further
burdened with non – communicable diseases which is taking a heavy toll on the
economy of the country.
AI AARO now a large multi disciplinary body with common aims , objectives and
emphasis on, as , to how we can evolve new strategies and modalities to bring life style
modification in the right direction to handle this big task of Obesity .
One of the aims of AI AARO is to avoid quackery. The news papers, magazines are
flooded with advertisements of weight loss , fat loss, slim clinics which can mislead the
Evidence based medical practice, obesity camps, lectures should be encouraged and
promoted to bring about awareness not only in urban areas but in rural areas too, were
masses are not aware of the serious complications related to obesity.
In such a scenario AI AARO by holding National and International Conferences serves
as a best forum to exchange ideas , experiences and foster new avenues of research.
Affiliated to IASO - International Association for the Studies of Obesity which is a
body that has 52 countries as members across the globe again is a huge platform where
members can participate , share their views , experiences and interact with fellow
members and meet experts .
Apart from achievements like international affliation and holding international
conferences AOCO ( Asia Oceania Confernce of Obesity) in 2009, 5 Chapters of AI
AARO ,National Governing Body we yet need to do a lot in the field of research and
management of Obesity.
Modern technologies, ancient insights and innovative ideas together can be a great tool to
over come this Battle of the Buldge.
Lets collectively strengthen the organization for a good cause.
Your views and suggestions in respect to obesity related activities and endorsement of AIAARO contact Dr. Banshi Saboo – Hon Sec at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward for your support ,co operation and active participation for development of the organization.
Dr Pallavi Patankar