2021, VOL. 7 ISSUE 3, PART C
Changes in central obesity/abdominal obesity in women with metabolic syndrome risk factors by changing their regular diet pattern
Author(s): T Vasanthi and Dr. M Aruna
In the context of globalization, westernized dietary pattern i.e. using more processed foods, ready to eat convenient foods (changed) has increased. At the same time Metabolic syndrome has become a major health issue. This study investigated the association between consumption of these processed foods/convenient foods on metabolic syndrome risk factors in women population. In this study, health survey was conducted among 300 women aged 20-70 yrs, who were visiting for periodic check up in a diagnostic centre. Dietary pattern, family history of disease, socio economic status were derived by validated self-administered questionnaire. From this, 160 interested participants were selected for 6 weeks nutrition intervention program after signing concern form. IDF definition of MS was used for screening of the subjects. Anthropometric measurements such as weight, height, BMI, waist circumference, Tummy measurements and visceral fat analyzed at base line and after 6 weeks of nutritional intervention and results were analyzed using appropriate statistical measures. Participants’ dietary pattern was analyzed for processed foods/Ready to eat and convenient foods. We observed a significant weighty loss (74.668±10.086) after 6 week intervention compared with base line values (76.786±10.194) (t=12.602,P <0.05) in experimental groups than control gps (68.867±7.928@ baseline; 68.582±7.897 @6wk intervention). A significant reduction in BMI, V. Fat, WC, Tummy measurement & Hip measurement were also observed. Central obesity in MS is directly associated with increased intake of processed food/Ready to eat and convenient foods. Further studies with larger sample sizes and of longer duration are needed to examine the role of these foods in the prevention and management metabolic syndrome.
How to cite this article:
T Vasanthi, Dr. M Aruna. Changes in central obesity/abdominal obesity in women with metabolic syndrome risk factors by changing their regular diet pattern. Int J Home Sci 2021;7(3):186-191.