Chronic Energy Deficiency and Obesity among Rural Women-Relation between BMI and Select Body Composition Parameters


  • A.N.University, Department of Foods and Nutritional Science, Guntur, A.P., 522510, India
  • S. V. University, Department of Home Science, Tirupati, A.P., 517502, India


Women are vulnerable to several weight related health risks associated with being overweight, losing weight and being underweight by choice or by circumstance. They have shorter life expectancy, experience high maternal mortality and have a higher incidence of chronic diseases and conditions such as chronic energy deficiency, obesity, nutritional anaemia, osteoporosis, diabetes, hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases. Women's overall health status is further diminished by higher rates of poverty, lack of education and limited or non-existent access to medical care.

Subject Discipline

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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