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CSIR to set up health research institute to promote public health by tweaking food habits

07 June 2012

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) plans to set up a novel National Health Research Institute that will promote public health by simply tweaking people’s food habits.

It aims to minimize or replace medication with right kind of foods by dipping into the vast traditional Indian knowledge systems, Prof. Samir K Brahmachari, secretary to government of India, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research and director general CSIR, told Pharmabiz

To be called the Institute of synthetic and systems biology, it will study the different regional food patterns in order to connect their food with the nature of disorders prevalent in these places.

According to Prof. Brahmachari, making simple changes in what we eat can prevent or control some of the diseases. In the bargain, it can reduce consumption of medicine. Some of these include diabetes, digestive disorders, skin diseases and cholesterol.

CSIR is scouting for a place to locate the Institute, he said……

Read more: http://pharmabiz.com/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=69411&sid=1

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Written by csirindia

June 18, 2012 at 7:28 am

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