Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00004142
Title: Awareness of BMI among dental students – A survey
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Today, all over the world, there is evident change in lifestyle of people mainly due to the excess availability and irregular food habits. People basically prefer foods that are cheaper, foods which are prepared faster, and foods which satisfy our hunger; high preference is predominantly given for taste. People usually prefer for junk and other fancy foods rather than having traditional healthy and nutritional food. The reason given for unhealthy food habits is lack of time, stress, preference for taste, etc. This study is about analyzing the awareness of body mass index (BMI) among dental students. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in two phases. In Phase I, the weight and height of the students were calculated using weighing machine and measuring tape. Their BMI was calculated and tabulated to obtain results. In Phase II, a survey of 15 questions was prepared and circulated among the participants to know about the food habits, lifestyle, family background, and other medical conditions. Results and Discussion: Majority of the participants are healthy, but still most of the healthy persons are in the risk of being underweight or overweight. Even though there is good awareness of improper food habits and improper lifestyle, participants accept that they still follow unhealthy food habits. From the survey, it was evident that awareness of lifestyle and food practice is very important in the current scenario.

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    K. Kiran, R. Gayathri*, V. Vishnu Priya

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

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

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    Author:

    K. Kiran, R. Gayathri*, V. Vishnu Priya

    Title:Awareness of BMI among dental students – A survey
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (October )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (2490-2492)
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    Methodology: Body mass index, Balanced diet, Exercise, Height, Weight
    Research Materials:dental students

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Body mass index Balanced diet Exercise Height Weight

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