Causes and Types of Obesity

  • Skill Level
    beginner
  • Lectures
    1 Video
  • Enrolled
    59 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Obesity is understood as an excessive accumulation of body fat which is caused by the consumption of more calories than the body can use. The excess calories are stored as fat. Depending on the area of fat distribution it can be generalized, central, android, or gynoid. Genetics and family history has been found to play a role in the etiology of obesity. read more »»

However, lifestyle and food habits have a major role to play. A sedentary lifestyle and exposure to a lot of food predispose an individual to obesity. Once obesity sets in, a cascade of other comorbid conditions is set in motion. Learn all about obesity and its etiology in this course designed by Medvarsity and Dosily.

Who should attend?

  • Nutritionists
  • Dieticians
  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • AYUSH students
  • Students interested in Biological Sciences
  • Athletes

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of:

  • The types of obesity
  • Causes of obesity and their effects on weight loss or gain
  • Obesity in adults and children

Instructor

Dr. K. Sunitha Premalatha

AGM Chief Dietitian at Yashoda Hospital

Total Work Experience – 18 Years


4/5

Dr. Sunitha Premalatha holds a Masters’s and Ph.D. in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Service Management, WCC Madras University. She has been guided more than 100 students for a dietetic internship as part of their Master’s program from the National Institute of Nutrition, Osmania University, Padmavathi University, Andhra University, and IGNOU students. She has been associated with the Member of the Indian Dietetic Association and served as an executive member of IDA 2003. Also, a member of the Nutrition Society of India. She has been organized the secretary for Indian Dietetic Association National Conference 2003, Hyderabad. She is a guest speaker for various corporate companies like Infosys, Deloitte, Tech Mahindra, Dr. Reddy’s, Mylan, TCS, Accenture, HCL, Cognizant, Well’s Fargo, CSC, ADP, ITC Kakatiya, etc.

For: beginners

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