Chandigarh : September 19 : In continuation with the webinar series on the occasion of Poshan Maah,Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, PGIMER, in association with IAMBSS, IDA, NSI and NHM Haryana, organized the second virtual eventon “Exploring New Ways for Lifestyle Diseases and its Connections with the Nutrition”.

Assorted specialists; Dr J.S Thakur (Prof. & Head, DCM & SPH, PGIMER, CHD ), Dr Vineeth Rajagopal (Assistant Professor, DCM & SPH, PGIMER, CHD), Dr Sunita Malhotra (Head, Department of Dietetics, PGIMER, CHD), Dr Akshay Anand Professor, (Department of Neurology, PGIMER, CHD), Dr Om Prakash Bera (Country Director, Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI) and Dr Priyanka Pareek (Assistant Professor, MGMIHS, Mumbai) comprehensively discussed multisectoral,evidence-based solutions and approaches in preventing non-communicable diseases.

In his welcome address, Dr J.S. Thakur, revisited the global and national burden of NCDs and accentuated the role of traditional diets in preventing NCDs. Explaining the linkage between tobacco, alcohol and NCDs, Dr Vineeth Rajagopal, briefed participants about various modifiable risk factors in controlling non-communicable diseases.

Addressing the effect of nutrition transition in dietary patterns, Dr Sunita Malhotra highlighted evidence based dietary recommendations to prevent NCDs.

Emphasizing the role of positive attitude and peaceful mind, Dr Akshay Anand underlined yoga as a health promoting lifestyle tool through 8 fold yoga path.

Dr Om Prakash Bera, stressed on effective nutrition policies and interventions through upstream and downstream approach in NCD prevention.

In concluding session Dr Priyanka Pareek talked about the nutritional recommendations and integrated multi component approach to reduce the adverse effect of various metabolic disorders.

The event was organised under the supervision of Dr Poonam Khanna (Associate Professor, DCM & SPH, PGIMER, CHD)by Dr Rachana Srivastava, Dr Ujjwal Sharma, Ms. Rachita Jain and Mr. Savitesh Kushwaha