Department of Home Science of The IIS University has organized a two-day National Conference on Prevention and Management of Non Communicable Diseases on Friday. Dr. V.M.Katoch, Former Secretary, Dept. of Health Research, Govt. of India & Former Director-General, ICMR delivered the keynote address on the occasion.
Dr. Ashok Gupta, Vice-Chancellor of The IIS University welcomed the chief guest, delegates and participants. Dean Dr. Pradeep Bhatnagar acquainted the audience with the aim and objectives of the conference. He also discussed about the epidemiology of non communicable diseases worldwide.
The focus of Dr. Katoch’s inaugural address was on the preventive measures of Non Communicable Diseases. We have complicated our diet. We generally worry about deficiencies in our body but we neglect the access of it, he said. He further said that synthetics and pesticides are polluting our food. Though we cannot afford eating organic food all the time but we surely can adopt preventive measures like washing vegetables and fruits before eating etc can prevent us from these diseases.
He further said that change in the lifestyle, personality, eating habits can be adopted as preventive measures. More than 6% people are suffering from pre diabetics that can be easily cured with meaningful physical activity.
While talking about cancer he said that 10 to 12 lakh new cases of this disease are being registered every year. He suggested that we need to adopt science based policy at home. The first session of the conference was based on Magnitude and Trends of NCD’s and Medical Nutritionist from Mumbai Dr. Salome Benjamin chaired the session.
In the second technical session, Dietician, AIIMS, Dr. Gurdeep Kaur held malnutrition responsible for NCD’s. She said that we have myths related to our diet. She Dr. Kaur stressed on conceptual counseling with logical reasoning should be given by the parents.
While discussing about the kidney related diseases she refused the intake of quantity protein rather suggested taking quality protein.
Dr. Ila Joshi is the convener of the conference. More than 150 research scholars will present research papers. Best oral and poster presenters will be awarded.
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