2022, VOL. 8 ISSUE 1, PART E
Nutritional status and dietary pattern of gout patients of old age people
Author(s): Dr. Renu Kumari and Swatantra Vala
The aging population in India affects every aspect of their lives through physical, biological, psychological and social changes or degenerative disease caused by ageing. Naturally, increasing age reduces physical function to a great extent in the elderly. The incidence of gout increases gradually worldwide, especially in developing countries like India, due to poor dietary habits such as fast food, lack of physical exercise, work load, increased incidence of obesity and metabolic syndrome. Present study was conducted in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar. 200 old age people of 65-80 years, who were suffering from gout deficiency, were purposely selected from the Sadar hospital of Muzaffarpur town for the study. Maximum percent (43.67% male & 55.55% female) of old age people with gout were overweight. In total respondents most of them were non-vegetarian. 65.45 percent of the men and 43.33 percent of the women old age preferred only familiar food. The food consumption pattern indicated that most of the respondents consumed rice, wheat, onion and garlic at a very high frequency. In 24 hr recall rice and chapatti are on top of the list. Avoidance of restriction of pulses, red meat, deep fried stuffs due to presence of disease especially in gout is also there.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Renu Kumari, Swatantra Vala. Nutritional status and dietary pattern of gout patients of old age people. Int J Home Sci 2022;8(1):282-286.