Abbott, NSI to create awareness on clinical dietary recommendations for GI patients

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Nutrition and lifestyle changes are key to gut health management

Abbott has recently partnered with the Nutrition Society of India (NSI) to create awareness for the first-ever India-specific clinical dietary recommendations for patients suffering from GI conditions, ranging from functional constipation and peptic ulcers to obesity, chronic pancreatitis and irritable bowel syndrome.

These recommendations are regionally suitable and can also be further customized according to the individual’s ideal target body weight, nutritional requirements, preferred cooking methods and other relevant factors.

They come at a time when prevention and better management of comorbidities such as diabetes and cardiovascular conditions are increasingly important, especially since healthcare for non-communicable diseases has been interrupted in recent months in India.

Dr Srirupa Das, Medical Director, Abbott India said, “Nutrition and lifestyle changes are key to gut health management. With a diverse food culture present in our country, a uniform dietary plan may not work for all patients. Adherence is a major challenge. Abbott has collaborated with the Nutrition Society of India to release the first India-specific dietary recommendations and guidelines, customized to cultural eating habits. Since the guidelines take into account these preferences, they will help provide personalized counsel to patients, ensuring better adherence and improved health outcomes, so that people at risk of metabolic syndrome in India can make lasting changes to live fuller, healthier lives.”

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