Health awareness session on ‘Prevention of Fatty Liver Disease’

To celebrate National Science Day, a health awareness session on ‘Prevention of Fatty Liver Disease’ was organized by Department of Zoology, IIS (deemed to be University) under SMilES project which aims to target Indian College students between the age range of 18-25 years for self-assessment of risk factors of Non-communicable diseases (NCPs) and fatty liver.
The session was organized in A.V. Hall in two batches For Science students - 10.00 am to 11.00 am For Arts and Commerce - 11.15 am to 12.15 pm The session was taken by Iswarya S , Project Officer in SMilES Initiative in Department of Clinical Research and Epidemiology in Institute Of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), New Delhi. She had experience in working in National Health Missions, State Health Systems Resource Centre- SHSRC, Trivandrum, Kerala and non –governmental organizations like
Humjoli Foundation and Foundation Of People-Centric Health Systems (FPHS).
Ms. Ishwarya started the session by stating the cause of occurrence of fatty liver which is
common in younger generations with the current life style . She elaborated on the various stages of fatty liver that finally culminates into cirrhosis and liver cancer, hence there is a need to take healthy diet, exercise and good life style as some of the preventive ways, she added. A google form was filled by the students which had questions related to height , weight and other parameters which are indicators of fatty liver. The session was quite informative that invoked self awareness amongst the students with regard to their health and good eating habits.Atte