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RESEARCH PAPER
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 118-121

Nutritional health status of North Indian adults


1 Department of Food technology, Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
2 Biomedical Sciences, Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Shivani G Varmani
Biomedical Sciences, Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences, University of Delhi, New Delhi
India
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Poor health affects both high and low income group people. Low income group people are at risk for under nutrition while high and middle income group people are at greater risk for obesity. Pilot study was conducted on 50 respondents of North India to study their nutritional status and food consumption pattern . Body mass index of respondents was less than 25.Data was collected using 24 hr recall method and values were calculated using Diet Soft Software. Data was analyzed using SPSS 20 version. Males were 42% and females were 58%. Mean age of the respondents was 23 years and their income was more than 1 lakh p.a. Intake of energy, protein, fat, calcium and zinc was significantly higher than RDA in both males and females. Intake of iron was less than RDA in females. Vit A was significantly less than RDA in both males and females .Among food consumption pattern intake of fruits and vegetables was significantly less than the recommended amount while intake of other food groups was much higher than recommended amount..Life style modification and nutrition education can help in improving the nutritional status of adults otherwise they will also suffer from lifestyle diseases in future.


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