Obesity and the Banyan Tree

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Dr Sanjay Kalra
Dr Suneet Verma
Dr Nitin Kapoor


Health is a multifaceted construct, with social, religious and spiritual dimensions. In this editorial, we use an important socioreligious icon, the banyan tree (Ficus benghalensis) as a metaphor for the etiopathogenesis, clinical evaluation and management
of obesity. We utilize this as a motivational tool, to encourage self-discipline and self-care while living with obesity.

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Dr Sanjay Kalra, Dr Suneet Verma, & Dr Nitin Kapoor. (2023). Obesity and the Banyan Tree. Indian Journal Of Clinical Practice, 34(6), 8–9. https://doi.org/10.59793/ijcp.v34i6.711
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