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RESEARCH PAPER
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 34-39

Impact of breakfast eating pattern on nutritional status and cognitive performance among late adolescent girls—an observational study


1 Department of Clinical Nutrition, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Lecturer, Department of Clinical Nutrition, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Associate Professor and Head of The Department Clinical Nutrition, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
B Praneetha
Department of Clinical Nutrition, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Porur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


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Objective: To study the impact of breakfast eating on cognitive performance, nutritioanl status and to study the relation between breakfast eating BMI, WtHR, cognitive performacne of adolescent girls. Method: The present study was an observatinal study conducted in the campus of Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai from December 2015-April 2016. 50 adolescent girls 25 breakfast skippers and 25 breakfast non-skippers of age group 17-18 years with no illness, acute infections were included in the study by convenience sampling. Cognitive performance was measured using Wechscler memory scale, three day breakfast recall was used to calculate energy intake. Conclusion: It can be concluded from the present study that breakfast skipping does not hinder the cognitive abilities and nutritional status of adolescent girls.


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