CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Social Health and Diabetes 2019; 7(02): 87-88
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-3402538
Original Article

Implications of Metabolically Healthy Obesity—Ganesha Speaks

Rukia Surya Shaikh
1  Ashirwad Critical Care Hospital, Mulund, Mumbai, India
Pratiksha Patil
2  Pratham Speciality Clinic, Andheri(East), Mumbai, India
Tejal Lathia
3  Apollo and Fortis Hospitals, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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The cherubic elephant God Ganesha, a favorite of millions of Hindu devotees, sports a round belly. Humans who have a round belly would be classified as obese. Is all obesity unhealthy? What is metabolically healthy obesity? Different definitions and criteria make the discussion of metabolically healthy obesity difficult and challenging.

Publication History

Received: 07 October 2019

Accepted after revision: 24 October 2019

Publication Date:
30 March 2020 (online)

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