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Title: Food consumption and lifestyle pattern of obese adolescents and the impact of nutrition intervention in selected districts of tamilnadu
Researcher: Ponni Syamala A
Guide(s): Dorothy Jaganathan
University: Avinashilingam Deemed University For Women
Completed Date: 15/09/2015
Abstract: Obesity is defined as an excess accumulation of body fat which is the result of a positive energy balance where caloric intake exceeds caloric expenditure. Obesity occurs when a person eats more calories than the body burns up. In every region of the world, obesity has doubled between 1980 and 2008. Today, half a billion people which is 12 per cent of the world s population are obese (Boerma, 2012). As per world health statistics report (2012) of World Health Organisation (WHO), one in six adults is obese, one in ten is diabetic and one in three has raised blood pressure. Obesity is a major public health concern with a highly increasing prevalence in adolescent and childhood populations. Thus, obesity has increased dramatically, particularly since 1980 s throughout the world. This trend prompted the World Health Organization in 1998 to recognize a quotGlobal epidemic of obesity . newlineThe World Health Organisation refers obesity as a global epidemic because of rapid increase in the number of overweight and obese individuals in last 20 years. The onset of obesity may occur at any age and it may be triggered by factors such as early weaning, inadequate food intake, eating disorders and problems related to disturbed family relationships. newlineWhereas the rising prevalence of obesity can be partly explained by environmental changes over the last 30 years, in particular the unlimited supply of convenient, high caloric dense foods together with a sedentary lifestyle, and genetic component also tend to increase the risk of obesity (Lyon and Hirschhorn 2005). There are also disturbing trends such as sedentary work, faulty dietary habits and stress causing activities that aggravates obesity, heart disease and diabetes, particularly among adolescents. newlineFood Consumption and Lifestyle Pattern of Obese Adolescents and the Impact of Nutrition Intervention in Selected Districts of Tamilnadu 1 newlineSocioeconomic status is inversely related to the prevalence of obesity, regardless of geographic region. The fashionable trend, availability of tasty f
Pagination: 250 p.
Appears in Departments:Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics

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