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Review Article on Prevalence of Malnutrition in Medical Students | Abstract

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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Review Article on Prevalence of Malnutrition in Medical Students

Author(s): Kasturi Desai* and Nazli Khatib

Abstract

Hunger issues are contributing to very disturbing factors of the recent trending issues of severe illness and early deaths such as severe hearth problems, random sugar related problems and cysts leading for carcinomas. Identification of this illness at a very primitive stage can thereby reduce the load of medication costing and thus improve the chances at living a fit lifestyle in mere future. A result, the corresponding paper is focused on medical students from metropolitan cities as well as small towns. This review focuses on the study that aimed to assess the prevalence of nutritional status grades in medical students such as underweight, normal weight, overweight, and obesity, in first year medical students as well as other measurable anthropometric factors of body mass index (BMI) in students based on gender, lifestyle habits and living area. Nutrition is very important aspect which controls our health. Materials and methods: This research were directed in between 2020-2021 academic year, which consisted of undergraduates from all the academic years, by conducting an online question based form paper. Result and Conclusion: Overweight/ obesity is more prominent in metropolitan students than in their counterparts living in non-metropolitan cities while prevalence of underweight was found more in non- metropolitan city students. Males were observed more prone to overweight than females when interpopulation comparison was done.

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