Awareness on Weight Loss with Alternative Medicines Among College Students
Author(s): Sai Keerthana MB, Vishnu Priya V*, Gayatri R
Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat gets accumulated to an extent that it might have a negative effect on health. It is a chronic disease that can lead to high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and can also be a risk factor for several cancers. It can be prevented from an incredibly young age. Eating healthy foods, limiting unhealthy foods, consuming less processed and sugary foods, consuming more fruits and vegetables can be brought about from a young age so it can become a practice. Obesity is a treatable disease that is caused by genetic and environmental factors and it is difficult to control through dieting alone. The aim of the study is to create awareness on weight loss with alternative medicines among college students. This was a survey-based study wherein a questionnaire was prepared and was circulated among the students through an online platform called survey planet. The results from the study showed that most of the students were aware about obesity and have knowledge on alternative medicines that can be used to reduce obesity. Health education camps, seminars, workshops on the risk factors of obesity may be conducted to create awareness among the community.