Apollo Sugar rolls out special awareness campaign on World Obesity Day

November 28, 2016, Chennai

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Chennai, Nov.28 : To mark the occasion of ‘World Obesity Day’ Apollo Sugar Clinics, organized a campaign in the city to create awareness on the complications of obesity. As part of the event, Apollo Sugar tied up with flux gym to unveil advanced cycling machine which was inaugurated by leading Tamil actor Ms.


Simran and Apollo Sugar Diabetologist, Dr. Usha Ayyagiri. The event also included Zumba session by Ms. Madhanika where many patients grooved to Zumba music.

This was followed by yoga for knee pain and Back pain by Ms. Nisha B.The particpants then relished an obesity friendly buffet created by Apollo Sugar Dieticians. It was a power packed event where the participants engaged themselves with joy and enthusiasm.

Tamil Actor Ms. Simran, after inaugurating the session briefed the media on importance of diet andexercise in leading a healthy lifestyle. She appreciated this noble cause taken up by Apollo Sugar clinics.

Dr. Usha  Ayyagiri, Endocronologist and Dialectologist, Apollo Sugar Clinics, Chennai, said, “Junk food and lack of exercise are the major cause of obesity which eventually complicates itself into diseases like diabetes, hyper tension and cholesterol. Intake of fresh fruits and vegetables as part of everyday diet has been on the decline. The western fast food culture (that includes pizzas, burgers and high calorie quickies)is spreading across the county rapidly. The alarming fact is that Patients are coming in with diabetes and other lifestyle diseases at a much younger age than ever before.”

Apollo Sugar, the centre of excellence for diabetes and endocrine care has 51 clinics located across India and has the largest network of doctors and over 150 dietitians who have successfully catered to over 2 lakh happy and healthy customers. Apollo Sugar focuses on three pillars of holistic care that includes clinical research, technology support and lifestyle modification.

GaganBhalla, CEO Apollo Sugar said,”. According to recent reports by World Health Organization (WHO), people who are Overweight and Obese pose the fifth leading risk for deaths globally.Obesity has also emerged as a major cause of type 2 diabetes with over 80% adult diabetics in India being overweight. Our programs which focus on preventive healthcare are designed to provide the best standards of services and facilities for diabetes care. As per a recent clinical research conducted by Apollo Sugar, it was found that 65% patients who were enrolled on Sugar 360(Annual Flagship Program of Apollo Sugar) could manage their diabetes by taking small and frequent meals and by following diet prescribed by Apollo Sugar dietician. Our clinics are equipped with a highly trained, experienced and compassionate team of doctors; apart from this we also have multi-disciplinary care team members including specialised dieticians, educators, and diabetes trained nurses.”