The research wing of AlphaHRC is committed to various epidemiological studies.
We conducted epidemiological study in obesity. Childhood obesity prevention programme (CHOP) was a public health initiative by AlphaHRC. Around 30 schools in Madurai were identified, where teachers and students were educated regarding the complications related to obesity and various measures to prevent them. We found that the obesity prevalence ranged from 4-25% in various schools and nutritional factors played an important role in obesity epidemic.
We have also done a prevalence study on thyroid disorders in college students. College students were selected as they were potential mothers and any undiagnosed thyroid disease is not only going to affect the patient, but also the offspring and future generation. The prevalence of thyroid disease was around 10%.