Critical review of medovridhi (obesity) due to sedentary life style and junk food.

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Pasha Shaikh
Ramesh Bansode


Acharya sushruta said to be swastha whoes dosha,dhatu, agni, mala are in the state of in equilibrium along with mental, sensory and spiritual happiness. Medovridhi is a condition is of excess body fat for their height, medovridhi can affect any person from young children to older adults. there are many causes of medovridhi such as overeating, genetics, hormones, lack of physical activity, sedentary lifestyle, junk food etc.  Among them sedentary life-a kind of life which has less or no physical activity at all e.g. desk jobs, sleeping too much, sitting for long hours without reasons. Junk food like-like fried chicken, ice-cream, pizza, sandwiches, chips etc. is an unhealthy diet that is high in trans and saturated fats. In obesity (medovridhi) there is imbalance state of med dhatu which affect health of a person and prevalence rate of medovridhi is very high (16.6 in Maharashtra). Medovridhi is a burning issue for all the countries, it causes the number of health problems. Ayurvedic acharyas had mentioned the above condition and explained in detailed causes, sign, symptoms, and treatment.


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Shaikh, P., & Bansode, R. (2019). Critical review of medovridhi (obesity) due to sedentary life style and junk food. Ayurlog: National Journal of Research in Ayurved Science, 7(02). Retrieved from
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Ramesh Bansode

Professor, Department of Kriya Sharir, Government Ayurved College, Nanded, Maharashtra, India


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