‘Regular health check-up helps lead healthy life’

‘Regular health check-up helps lead healthy life’

Faculty of department of dietetics of DMCH after a CNE on metabolic syndrome in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Tribune photo

Ludhiana, December 10

The Department of Dietetics of the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) in association with IDA (Punjab Chapter) organised the 5th CNE on Metabolic Syndrome – A Nutritional Perspective. The chief guest for the occasion was Principal Dr Sandeep Puri.

The conference was attended by more than 150 dieticians from different states. Ruby Saund, Niti Desai and Dr Vishal Marwah from Mumbai enlightened the delegates with latest nutritional advancements in treatment of cluster of diseases.

Dr Sandeep Puri said: “It is important to know about the latest advancements in the field of nutrition and dietetics and its significance in keeping the body healthy. Combination of good nutrition and physical exercise can help you to maintain healthy weight and reduce your risk of chronic diseases and promote good health. Nutrition is a baseline for our body. It plays a fundamental role in achieving overall health, more than anyone can ever imagine.”

He further said: “Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions that occur together, increasing the risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. Regular health check-up, maintaining proper body weight and eating nutritious food can help people to live healthy and active life.”

Senior dietitian and in charge Dietetics Shaveta Batta RD said: “With little modification in the lifestyle, you can maintain a healthy body. Diet plays a very crucial role in preventing metabolic syndrome by lowering down the cholesterol levels, insulin resistance, managing the body weight etc.”

Dr Jaspreet Kaur, President, IDA (Punjab Chapter), said: “Lifestyle modification includes 30-minute physical exercise, drinking plenty of water, including vegetables and fruits, protein-rich diet, whole grains and limiting saturated fats in your diet. Avoid junk food and quit smoking and alcohol.” —TNS

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