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DGCA Rules on Obesity

A.I.C.  Sl. No. 09/2008  Dated 3rd July 2008

Obesity

  • Obesity is generally defined as an excess concentration of body fat or adipose tissue.

  • Overweight and obese individuals are at increased risk for many diseases and health conditions, including hypertension, dyslipidemia, Type 2 diabetes mellitus, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea etc.

Measurement Of Obesity

  • BMI is defined as the weight (in kilograms) divided by the square of the height in meters (kg/m2).

Classes Of Obesity

  • A BMI less than 25 is considered normal by the World Health Organization

  • Over Weight  - 25 to 29.9

  • Obese  30 or greater .

    •  Class I is a BMI of 30 to 34.9 kg per m,

    • Class II is a BMI of 35 to 39.9,

    •  Class III is a BMI equal or greater than 40.

Disposal Of Flight Crew

  • BMI 25-29.9: Blood Sugar F & PP (after 75 gm of oral glucose load) & Lipid Profile once in two years, in addition to the mandatory tests at specified age.

  • BMI 30-34.9  : Blood Sugar F & PP (after 75 gm of oral glucose load), Lipid Profile once a year, in addition to the mandatory tests at specified age.

  • BMI 35 & above Blood Sugar F & PP (after 75 gm of oral glucose load), Lipid Profile, once in six months, in addition to the mandatory tests at specified age.

     

    NO UNFITNESS FROM FLYING DUE TO OBESITY IF ALL INVESTIGATIONS ARE OK

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