Chittaranjan Sakerlal YajnikMBBS, MD, FRCP
Professor Yajnik, MD, FRCP, is the Director of the Diabetes Unit at the King Edward Memorial Hospital and Research Centre in Pune, India. He trained in Pune University and in Oxford, UK. He specializes in clinical care, patient education and research in causes of diabetes in India. His special interest is to investigate the high susceptibility of Indians to diabetes and related disorders.
He is well known for his description of the ‘thin-fat’ Indian, which describes the fact that though not obese by international criteria Indians are adipose (high body fat percent). Professor Yajnik specializes in intrauterine programming of diabetes and has demonstrated a possible role for maternal micronutrient nutrition in its aetiology.