Implementation of the vegan diet among obese hypothyroid housewives living in metro cities - A review
- 1Department of Nutrition, Seacom Skills University, Kendradangal, Birbhum, West Bengal, India
Int. Res. J. Medical Sci., Volume 8, Issue (1), Pages 21-24, February,28 (2020)
Hypothyroidism is one of the major health issue often associated with overweight or obesity among sedentary women. Recent studies showed that approximately 10.95% of women are suffering from mild or moderate hypothyroidism and 8.0% are from subclinical hypothyroidism in India. Since last 5 years, numbers of hypothyroid women who are also associated with obesity and other comorbidities have been rising at very fast. Most recommended western medicine, Levothyroxine is very popular and applied therapy by physicians or endocrinologists keeping in mind about the contraindications for long term treatment. The best probable ways are changing the lifestyles along with healthy and proper diet devoid of toxic chemicals i.e. endocrine disruptors. This study can provide some overview of the best possible diet plans made upon safe and effective low-calorie foods to combat obesity which is also positively correlated with hypothyroidism. The study focuses mostly on used diet types in India by sedentary women whether belonging to the middle class or upper-class families primarily for weight loss which may control thyroid-stimulating hormone and thyroxine hormone both or vice-versa. Every typical diet has a specific role on specific health issue although diet as an organized meal plan by counting the calorie, often considered a hypothetical therapy in addition to the western treatment protocol. So ‵food as medicine' approach could be similarly helpful for obese hypothyroid patient mainly living in metro cities in India.
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