The Barocene Era


  • Sanjay Kalra Department of Endocrinology, Bharti Hospital, Karnal, India; University Center for Research & Development, Chandigarh University, Mohali, India
  • Madhur Verma Department of Family and Community Medicine, AIIMS, Bathinda, India
  • Nitin Kapoor Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India; Non communicable disease unit, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia



This communication defines and describes the Barocene era, as that phase of human development which is characterized by a major impact of overweight and obesity. We use this term to highlight the fact that overweight and obesity need to be prevented and managed on an urgent footing. If not checked, these endocrine diseases will retard our growth and reduce our well being

Keywords: Health economics, health policy, obesity, overweight, psychosocial aspects.   



How to Cite

Sanjay Kalra, Madhur Verma, & Nitin Kapoor. (2024). The Barocene Era. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 74(2), 402–403.




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