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Health Related Problems Associated with Early Puberty in Women


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1 Department of Foods and Nutrition, Vellalar College for Women, Erode - 638012, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Economics, Gobi Arts and Science College, Gobichettipalayam - 638453, Tamil Nadu, India
 

Early puberty is a causative agent for variety of disease in later life. The intake of unhealthy food and lack of physical activity among girls corresponds to the increase in body mass index and the development of early puberty among girls. The objective of the present investigation was to study the diet and health related problems associated with early puberty in women. The data was collected by interview method with the help of structured and validated questionnaire. A sub-sample of 10 subjects was selected for dietary assessment and biochemical examination by convenient sampling method. Diet survey was done by weighment method. Height and weight of the respondents was measured with the help of required tools and BMI was computed. Health problems like anaemia and obesity were also assessed among the respondents. 


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Anaemia, Dietary Pattern, Menstrual History, Nutritional Status, Puberty, BMI
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Authors

P. Indumathy
Department of Foods and Nutrition, Vellalar College for Women, Erode - 638012, Tamil Nadu, India
A. Ashma Zunaira
Department of Foods and Nutrition, Vellalar College for Women, Erode - 638012, Tamil Nadu, India
M. Raju
Department of Economics, Gobi Arts and Science College, Gobichettipalayam - 638453, Tamil Nadu, India

Abstract


Early puberty is a causative agent for variety of disease in later life. The intake of unhealthy food and lack of physical activity among girls corresponds to the increase in body mass index and the development of early puberty among girls. The objective of the present investigation was to study the diet and health related problems associated with early puberty in women. The data was collected by interview method with the help of structured and validated questionnaire. A sub-sample of 10 subjects was selected for dietary assessment and biochemical examination by convenient sampling method. Diet survey was done by weighment method. Height and weight of the respondents was measured with the help of required tools and BMI was computed. Health problems like anaemia and obesity were also assessed among the respondents. 


Keywords


Anaemia, Dietary Pattern, Menstrual History, Nutritional Status, Puberty, BMI

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.15613/sijrs%2F2019%2Fv6i2%2F209622