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Prevalence and Associated Factors of Obesity among Adolescents

ATITHYA: A Journal of Hospitality

Volume 3 Issue 1

Published: 2017
Author(s) Name: Sarika Joshi | Author(s) Affiliation: Assistant Professor, AISSMS CHMCT, Pune, Maharashtra, India
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Abstract

The rapid growth in the epidemic of obesity has been a major health concern worldwide. Obesity in adolescent is the repercussion of childhood obesity. It is considered as a serious, long-term (chronic) disease. There has been an intense rise in the health care costs as compared to the previous decades due to obesity amongst children & adolescents. Overweight and obesity refer to having too much body fat. The causes for rise in obesity could be various like high intake of calorie food, lack of physical activities, etc. The aim of this research was to find about the awareness of obesity among the adolescent group and causes contributing towards it. The research has further objective to find out the extent of awareness in adolescents, about the basic nutrients contributing to the balanced diet. The data was collected from the group of adolescents, where the percentage of overweight is rapidly increasing. Prevention may include primary anticipation of overweight or obesity, healthy diet and exercise.

Keywords: Obesity, Adolescents, Childhood

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