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Semir on nutrition held for medical practitioners

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  9 Jun 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From our Correspondent

MANGALDAI, June 8: The Association for Promotion of Child Nutrition (APCN), Assam, in collaboration with the Mangaldai Chapter of Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Tuesday organized a day-long semir here in the Youth Club hall for young medical practitioners of Darrang to impart them the knowledge about the new scientific developments in this field. The day-long semir titled ‘Better nutrition: key to development’, as part of continuing medical education programme, was attended by 50 young medical officers of the district.

Eminent pediatrician and the retired Head of the Pediatric Department, GMCH, Dr Jnendra th Sharma along with Associate Professor from the same institution Dr Moushumi Krishtreya and Dr Jogiraj Das, Medical Officer of College of Veteriry Science at Khapara, took part in the semir as the resource persons. Their well directed presentations supported by power-point presentation on different relevant topics, including complementary feeding in exclusively breast-fed infants, nutritiol issues in adolescents and general care in geriatric population, among others, pointed out the consequences like retarded physical growth , reduced intellectual capacity, delay in sexual maturation, risk for bone health , iron deficiency, obesity, casting disorder, affect on concentration, learning and school performance following ippropriate dietary intakes .

Moreover, as the long-term implications it leads to low bone density, osteoporosis and diabetes. The semir was conducted by in-charge Joint Director of Health Service, Darrang, Dr Ramesh Chandra Goswami and eminent pediatricians of the district Dr. Izazul Hoque and Dr. Gautam Bora were also present.

The semir also witnessed the speakers in their simple and clear way of presentations helping the participants to come to conclusion that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and people should take more apples, grapes and green vegetables and less cookies and chips and cut down on high fat and sugar, drink water or fruit juice instead of soda.

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