Clinical evaluation of trivrt yukta navaka guggulu in obesity

R.K., Pattonder; H.M., Chandola; S.N., Vyas
January 2011
Indian Journal of Ancient Medicine & Yoga;Jan2011, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p13
Academic Journal
Overweight and obesity is commonly assessed by using body mass index (BMI), BMI over 25 kg/m� is defined as overweight, and over 30 kg/m2 as obese. Currently more than 1 billion adults are overweight - and at least 300 million of them are clinically obese globally and Obesity accounts for 2-6% of total health care costs in several developed countries (WHO). Ayurveda describes eight types of despicable designated as 'Ninditapurusha', atisthaulya (obesity) is one of them. Obesity poses major health risk factors for chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases including hypertension, I.H.D and stroke, and certain forms of cancer. In the present study 67 patients of obesity were treated with trivrt yukta navaka guggulu. After course of therapy 3.96 � 0.29 (mean difference � SE) and 1.63 � 0.12 reduction of body weight and body mass index was noted. The result was found statistically highly significant (p<0.001). No clinical adverse effect was observed in any of the patients.


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