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4th November, 2017
Why Lord Ganesha never suffered from diabetes despite a pot belly obesity
Dr KK Aggarwal
Lord Ganesha is always shown with a big tummy and sweets (laddoos) in one hand. Yet he never had diabetes.
A spiritual interpretation to this can be that the big tummy symbolizes retention of all information gathered from listening with two big elephant ears. Sweets mean control of desires. There is a medical interpretation too, where the big tummy represents susceptibility of Asian Indians to pot belly obesity and to metabolic syndrome. Abdominal obesity is one of the diagnostic criteria for metabolic syndrome. The sweets denote uncontrolled desire to eat sweets, which can be controlled by the offerings (fruits and leaves) to Ganesha through their antidiabetic properties.
“Gajananam Bhoota Ganadi Sevitam; Kapittha Jambu phalasara bhakshitam; Umasutam Shoka Vinasha karanam; Namami Vighneswara pada pankajam”.
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New Delhi, 03 November 2017: Indian Medical Association (IMA) has called for the immediate cancellation of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon to be held at 7.00 a.m. on Sunday, November 19, 2017 in view of the alarmingly high levels of air pollution in the capital.
The Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi has constantly ranged from ‘very unhealthy’ to ‘hazardous’ levels since the last few days with AQI crossing the 300 ‘danger’ mark at many places.

In a joint statement, Padma Shri Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal, National President IMA & President Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) and Dr RN Tandon Honorary Secretary General IMA, said, “Delhi has been experiencing high air pollution levels these past days.
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