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Book on diabetes by gastronomist released

By The Assam Tribune

GUWAHATI, Jan 9 - Noted gastronomist Jyoti Das come up with her new Assamese book � Diabetes aru Ahar � to generate awareness among the people about diabetes and its dietetic link, according to a press release issued today.

Diabetes aru Ahar, the 16th book written by Das, was released by noted diabetes expert Dr Mihir Saikia at a function held at the Uzanbazar counter of the traditional Assamese food dealer�s firm Thalgiri on Tuesday. The book is the product of Das� experience during the past 35 years as a homemaker and culinary expert with her diabetic husband.

Dr Saikia said India is second only to China in terms of its size of diabetes patients. The world now has 75 million of its people afflicted with diabetes, he said, referring to World Health Organisation (WHO) figures. He said the number of diabetes patients across the world would shoot up to 85 million by 2025.

Dr Saikia said in the past, diabetes was a disease of people in the age group beyond 40. But these days, even school children are found to be suffering from this disease. This is because of the change in lifestyles.

The function, anchored by senior journalist Manoram Gogoi, was also addressed by diabetes experts from Chennai-based Diabetes Research Centre Dr Hemanga Barman and Dr Mitali Hazarika Barman and Down Town Hospital�s Dr Rupam Das and Dr Babul Barman, senior journalist Pranay Bardoloi, Jyoti Das and her husband Ashok Kumar Das. Publisher Bhaskar Dutta Baruah of Lawyers� Book Stall offered the vote of thanks.

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Book on diabetes by gastronomist released

GUWAHATI, Jan 9 - Noted gastronomist Jyoti Das come up with her new Assamese book � Diabetes aru Ahar � to generate awareness among the people about diabetes and its dietetic link, according to a press release issued today.

Diabetes aru Ahar, the 16th book written by Das, was released by noted diabetes expert Dr Mihir Saikia at a function held at the Uzanbazar counter of the traditional Assamese food dealer�s firm Thalgiri on Tuesday. The book is the product of Das� experience during the past 35 years as a homemaker and culinary expert with her diabetic husband.

Dr Saikia said India is second only to China in terms of its size of diabetes patients. The world now has 75 million of its people afflicted with diabetes, he said, referring to World Health Organisation (WHO) figures. He said the number of diabetes patients across the world would shoot up to 85 million by 2025.

Dr Saikia said in the past, diabetes was a disease of people in the age group beyond 40. But these days, even school children are found to be suffering from this disease. This is because of the change in lifestyles.

The function, anchored by senior journalist Manoram Gogoi, was also addressed by diabetes experts from Chennai-based Diabetes Research Centre Dr Hemanga Barman and Dr Mitali Hazarika Barman and Down Town Hospital�s Dr Rupam Das and Dr Babul Barman, senior journalist Pranay Bardoloi, Jyoti Das and her husband Ashok Kumar Das. Publisher Bhaskar Dutta Baruah of Lawyers� Book Stall offered the vote of thanks.

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