Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2010, Volume: 3, Issue: 6, Pages: 672-675
S.Thilagamani and S. Uma Mageshwari *
Department of Food Service Management and Dietetics, Avinashilingam Deemed University for Women, Coimbatore– 641 043, Tamil Nadu, India
Women’s nutrition is another crosscutting issue that influences all aspects of health and well-being through adolescent into their early twenties. Young women undergo dramatic changes including physical, social, cognitive and emotional development.. Considering the issues important to the health and lifestyle of young women, this study focused on the assessment of risk for cardiovascular diseases among young women in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. A total of 300 women between the age group of 20 and 40 years were identified for the conduct of the study. The selected women subjects were assessed for the risk of cardiovascular diseases using a formulated risk assessment index (RAI). The selected women were appraised by categorization of the subjects into low risk, moderate risk and high risk based on the scores. These Risk Assessment Index scores were compared with lipid profile of the subjects.
Keywords: Women, diet, exercise, healthcare, obesity; risk appraisal; lipid profile, India
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