Volume : 2, Issue : 7, JUL 2016


Rashmi Sinha


The emerging epidemic of obesity represents an enormous public health burden with economic and societal consequences of major significance. It is important to understand the relationship between obesity and society, as with greater access to mechanized transportation and labor-saving devices, the need for utilitarian physical activity has declined, minimizing daily energy expenditure. The present study was conducted using multistage stratified random sampling. A data of 618 adult females from Delhi in the age range of 25-65 years comprised the sample. BMI was assessed using Tanita Body composition Analyser and an exhaustive information on physical activity, dietary habits and working status was collected. It was found that though majority of the women consumed vegetarian food nevertheless considerable percentages were found to be in overweight category; physical inactivity was then found to be one of the attributing factors. Emphasis of should be laid on complexities of the inter-relationships between diet, physical activity, and a host of possible confounding factors in the causation of obesity and its related metabolic disturbances.


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