Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002310
Title: Awareness on anorexia and dietary habits among teenagers
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of this study is to create awareness about anorexia among adolescents who are experiencing eating disorder and its prevalence in our society. Introduction: Anorexia nervosa is a disorder of restricted energy intake, having intense fear of gaining weight and has self-perception of their body image. The reason behind the development of anorexia might vary from person to person. Restrictive dieting and excessive workout are the main onset of anorexia. Recent studies say that males and females both are affected in equal numbers. The symptoms are low self-esteem and perfection. Materials and Methods: It is the questionnaire-based online survey done using the link created in surveyplanet. This survey was taken by 100 participants. All the participants were adolescents who were under the age group of 12–19 years. Result: In this modern and developing society, the trend has been changed. Many prefer to be fit and attractive.To maintain their weight, they choose methods which spoil their health. This leads to a unhealthy society. Hence, a good lifestyle changes and healthy balanced diet might help them to have a good physique in their own favor. Conclusion: In today’s society, many teenagers/adolescents are pressurized of having good-looking appearance. It is necessary to spread awareness to sustain a healthy future generation. Continuous intake of medications and correct treatment might help them to get out from this eating disorder gradually. Finally, a good lifestyle changes and healthy habits will lead to a better improvement.

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    B. Revathi 1 , R. Gayathri 2 *, V. Vishnu Priya2

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    1 Department of Biochemistrty, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: R. Gayathri, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, 160, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    B. Revathi 1 , R. Gayathri 2 *, V. Vishnu Priya2

    Title:Awareness on anorexia and dietary habits among teenagers
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (June)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (1028-1031)
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    Methodology: questionnaire-based online survey, Adolescents, Anorexia, Awareness, Eating disorder, Obesity
    Research Materials:Obesity

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Adolescents Anorexia Awareness Eating disorder Obesity

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