Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Other-00002404
Title: Awareness on overeating among schoolchildren in Electronic era
Category: Others ( DIT Related Science )
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: This study aims to conduct a survey on knowledge, attitude, and perception of overeating among schoolgoing children in the Electronic era. Introduction: Childhood obesity is a serious public health concern among schoolgoing children in Electronic era. This is due to addiction of children toward the gadgets such as televisions, mobile phone, and games. While using these things, they are not aware of amount of food to intake. Nowadays, schoolgoing children are suffering a lot with obesity-related problems due to their addiction toward gadgets. Materials and Methods: The sample size of this study is 115. The study group consists of 58 female and 57 male participants of age group between 8 and 11 years in Chennai. This was a questionnaire-based study, and the questionnaire was administered through survey planet. Results were statistically analyzed. Results: From this survey, it was found that about 60% of the children having obese problem, and this was mainly due to the use of electronic gadgets, and other issues such as their exercise pattern and their diet pattern also play a major role in their health fitness. Conclusion: Children should be aware of their food intake and their physical works parents also should control their children from overeating, more hours of sleep, and also they should inhibit them from the use of electronic gadgets and their addiction toward the E-world.

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    T. Vinaya Swetha1 , R. Gayathri 2 *, V. Vishnu Priya2

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      1 Department of Biochemistry, 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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    T. Vinaya Swetha1 , R. Gayathri 2 *, V. Vishnu Priya2

    Title:Awareness on overeating among schoolchildren in Electronic era
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (August)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (1442-1445)
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    Methodology:Questionnaire-based study
    Research Materials:Children

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Children Gadgets Obesity Overeating Overweight Parents

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