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Manish Gunjan World Journal of Pharmaceutical research Article Received on 02 October 2012, THE ROLE OF HERBAL MEDICINE AND EXERCISE IN THE www.wjpr.net MANAGEMENT OF OBESITY * Manish Gunjan, Tarun Amalnerkar, Shobananair, Toh Su Fen, Hindran Kumar, Asif Revised on 15 October 2012, Accepted on 26 October 2012 *Correspondence for Author: * Manish Gunjan Masterskill global college Ipoh,Malaysia . firstname.lastname@example.org World Journal of Pharmaceutical research Iqbal Chittur Mohammed and Vanitha Masterskill global college, Malaysia. ABSTRACT Obesity is the most prevalent, fatal, chronic, relapsing disorder of the 21st century. It is likely that the increase in obesity will strain our healthcare system with millions of additional cases of diabetes, heart disease and disability. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy and side effect by using herbal formulation and exercise together to promote weight loss as compared to placebo or herbal or exercise separately to give awareness among people for use of herbal medicine and exercise in the management of obesity. We went through questionnaire based survey and personal interview with patients, doctors, herbalists as well as Physiotherapist. After compiling and statistical analysis, we found that improper lifestyle such as lack of exercise, unhealthy food intake is the major cause for obesity and herbal medicine together with exercise will be a better substitute in the management of obesity instead of taking herbal medicine alone. Volume 1, Issue 5, 1250-1280. Review Article ISSN 2277 – 7105 Key words: Diabetes, Folk medicine, Physiotherapy, BMI. INTRODUCTION Obesity is now recognized as the most prevalent metabolic disease world-wide, reaching epidemic proportions in both developed and developing countries and affecting not only adults but also children and adolescents. The WHO has already declared obesity a global epidemic that constitutes one of the biggest current health problems. (1) This abnormality has persisted throughout the centuries, which have been characterized by markedly different environmental stresses and dietary habits .(2) Obesity is the most common metabolic disorder 1250