Indirani, K (2021) ASSESSMENT OF FOOD HABITS AND DIETARY PATTERN OF COLLEGE GOING GIRLS (18 – 21 YEARS) DURING MENSTRUAL CYCLE – COIMBATORE. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research, 10 (6): 6. pp. 64-68. ISSN 2277-7881

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Adolescence is a transitional stage of physical and psychological development that normally occurs throughout the period
from puberty to legal adulthood. Their physical, psychological or social-terms may begin earlier and end later. It is characterized by
massive hormonal changes i.e., 75% of girls experience menstrual problems. The aim of this present study is to assess the nutritional
status of college going girls who having menstrual abnormality problems. A cross-sectional questionnaire-based study was conducted
in adolescent girls among both UG and PG students of Private College where 100 students are participated. In this study, the selected
subjects were offered with structural designed questionnaire as a survey tools which dealt with socioeconomic data, anthropometric
data, menstrual history and diet. From the selected sample, the subject was grouped as two categories i.e., 18-19 years old (78%) and
20-21 years old (22%). Most of the respondents (45%) were consuming broiler chicken among other non-vegetarians. The correlation
between the BMI and Diet pattern has positive significant, which shows the diet pattern plays a major role. Premenstrual symptoms
were significantly more common among girls who were overweight, eating junk food regularly, eating less food (dieting) in order to
lose weight and girls who were not doing regular physical activity. So, the study shows that dietary habit and sedentary lifestyle of one
individual may affect the menstrual cycle. Lifestyle modifications should be emphasized with regular physical activities like yoga,
exercises, proper intake of healthy foods, avoiding of junk foods and do not skip any meal regularly.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: College Going Girls, Diet Pattern, Junk Food, Overweight, Menstrual Cycle.
Divisions: PSG College of Arts and Science > Department of Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Depositing User: Mr Team Mosys
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2022 09:28
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2022 09:28

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