Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002504
Title: Role of nutrition on the health of college students - A Survey
Category: Pharmacology
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    Introduction: Human body requires seven major types of nutrients that include protein, carbohydrate, fat, vitamin, mineral, fiber, and water. A nutrient is a source of nourishment, a component of food and it’s of two types, micronutrients and macronutrients. Macronutrients are nutrients we need in relatively large quantities. Micronutrients are nutrients we need in relatively small quantities. Nutrition is the intake of food, considered in relation to the body’s dietary needs. Good nutrition - an adequate, well-balanced diet combined with regular physical activity - is a cornerstone of good health. Poor nutrition can lead to reduced immunity, increased susceptibility to disease, impaired physical and mental development, and reduced productivity. Materials and Methods: A survey of 10 questions was prepared to assess the awareness of importance of nutrition among the college students in their lifestyle. The sample size for the survey includes 100 students from various colleges through Surveyplanet link. The data were statistically analyzed. Results: According to the survey, 71% of students are aware of the nutritional diet, but it was found that more than 50% of the students skip’s their breakfast which is a very important for their health. 53% of the students take lunch as a first meal. 73% of the students do not exercise daily. Around 47% of the students drink up to 3 L of water daily. Conclusion: From this survey, it was concluded that though 71% of students are aware of nutritional importance, still they are not able to follow a proper nutritional diet on their regular basis because of various reasons. This survey was to create awareness of nutrition on health among the college students.

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    Amit Kumar Singh1 , V. Vishnu Priya2 *, R. Gayathri 2

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

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

    *Corresponding author: V. Vishnu Priya, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Amit Kumar Singh1 , V. Vishnu Priya2 *, R. Gayathri 2

    Title:Role of nutrition on the health of college students - A Survey
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (September )
    Year:2018
    Page No: (1848-1850)
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    Methodology:Glucose level, Macronutrients, Micronutrients, Osteoporosis
    Research Materials:Balance diet

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Balance diet Glucose level Macronutrients Micronutrients Osteoporosis

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