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IP Journal of Nutrition, Metabolism and Health Science


Double burden of malnutrition among female college students of Paschim Medinipur District, India


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Author Details : Monalisha Manna, Sakhi Samanta, Nirmalya Kumar Sinha*, Smarajit Maiti

Volume : 1, Issue : 3, Year : 2018

Article Page : 36-42


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Abstract

Some previous report reveals that environmental and geographical factors have influence the regional health standard. Paschim Medinipur District in India is semi urban and rural based region adjoined to some Jangal Mahal Districts with laterite soil with lower crop fertility. The college students of Paschim Medinipur District and their health standard have not been systematically explored with reference to the state, country and further global standard. In the current study female students of a women’s college in this region has been employed for this kind of analysis. It was noted that their health status is significantly undernourished and malnourished with comparison to the World Health Organization Global and Indian standard. Socio-demographic condition of the inhabitant, soil quality and the water standard may be a determining factor for the proper macro-nutrient metabolism. Synergistic action of micro- and macro-nutrient might be the factor which should be explored in future studies.

Keywords: College students, Obesity, Undernutrition.

How to cite : Manna M, Samanta S, Sinha N K, Maiti S, Double burden of malnutrition among female college students of Paschim Medinipur District, India. J Nutr Metab Health Sci 2018;1(3):36-42

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