Influence of Obesity on Body Measurements and Composition in Adult Women Belonging to Minority Community


Affiliations

  • Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Post Graduate Teaching Department of Home Scienc, Nagpur, Maharashtra, 440010, India
  • Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Post Graduate Teaching Department of Home Science, Nagpur, Maharashtra, 440010, India

Abstract

Excessive weight in women is being seen as a cause of related diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure. A growing number of urban women aged 35+ are falling victim to sedentary life styles, rich foods, lack of exercise and a gradual slowing down of metabolic rate. In 1990, the National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau (NNMB) documented the prevalence of obesity In Indian women to be 4.1 per cent and the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) reported obesity prevalence rates ranging from 3.5 to 4.1 per cent.

Subject Discipline

Food Science and Technology

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