International Journal of Home Science
2016, VOL. 2 ISSUE 1, PART E
Evaluation of nutritional status of epileptic and non- epileptic patients of Tirupati region
Author(s): V Swapna, KA Parvathy, CV Harinarayan, RK Anuradha, Deepika Anand
Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder affectingrnboth sexes and all ages, with worldwide distribution. Nutrition plays a majorrnrole in maintaining positive health in epilepsy. The main objective of thernstudy was to assess the nutritional status of epileptic and non-epilepticsrnsubjects of different age groups and sex. Epileptic and non-epileptic patientsrnwith an age range of 3 to <80 years, below poverty line category werernincluded in the study. This study shows that the diet of all patients withrnepilepsy was deficient in total calories and calcium. The protein and fatrnintake (g/day) in both males and females of epileptic group was found to bernlower in comparison to the respective levels in non-epileptic group.
How to cite this article:
V Swapna, KA Parvathy, CV Harinarayan, RK Anuradha, Deepika Anand. Evaluation of nutritional status of epileptic and non- epileptic patients of Tirupati region. Int J Home Sci 2016;2(1):299-303.