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Sharma Ramavtar, *Nagar Danraj, Sharma Kumar Kamalesh, Samagandi Kashinath and Mapdar Amitabha


According to WHO, prevalence and incidence of obesity says that, is 1.6 billion in adults over the age 15 plus are overweight, at least 400 million adults are obese and at least 20 million children under the age of 5 years are overweight. The scale of the obesity problem has a number of serious consequences for individuals and government health systems. Many researches emphasize that leading sedentary lifestyle is the prime cause of obesity Acharya Charak mentioned that a person with excessive and abnormal growth of Medodhatualong with Mamsa dhatu, have pendulous appearance of buttocks, belly and breast and whose increase bulk is not matched by a corresponding increase in energy is called Sthulapurusha. The etiological factors mentioned in Charaka samhita can be classified under four broad groups, Aharatmak, Viharatmak, Manasa and Anya nidana. Besides these nidanas, now a day it can be seen that high-tech-machineries makes a person less active both in physical and mental level which ultimately leads into sthaulya. Among viharatmak nidana Acharya Charaka, Susustru, Vagbhatta, Bhavprakasha and Madhavakara specially mentioned Divaswapna as a causative factor of Sthaulya. So, to find out its effect as a leading causative factor among the denizens this study was conducted. Result: Out of 500 surveyed samples 74% of the samples were having day sleep and among them most of the samples were having sleep in afternoon just after intake of lunch which evidences the diwaswapna as the leading additional causative factor of Obesity.

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