Obesity & Nutritional Nursing

Obesity is a complex disorder. Its prevalence has increased very significantly in recent years that many consider it as a major health concern of the developed world. Obesity may leads to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, increase in blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, liver and renal disease, and reproductive dysfunction. This condition will also increase the risk of onset of cardiovascular disease.

Nutrition is the branch of science that mainly deals with the interaction of nutrients and other substances present food in order to maintain growth, reproduction, health and disease of an organism. It mainly includes amount of food consumed, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism and excretion.