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Journal of Probiotics & Health
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Research Article

Perception and Effect of Socio Economic Factors of Indian Elderly on Probiotic Yoghurt

Priya Sugandhi G* and Uma Maheswari K
Department of Foods and Nutrition, Post Graduate Research Center, Professor Jayasankar Telanagana Agricultural University (Formerly part of Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University), Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
*Corresponding Author : Priya Sugandhi
Research Scholar in Department of Foods and Nutrition
Post Graduate Research Center, Professor Jayasankar Telangana
Agricultural University (Formerly part of Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural
University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad-500 030, Telangana, India
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: Jan 21, 2016; Accepted date: Feb 3, 2016; Published date: Feb 10, 2016
Citation: Sugandhi PG, Maheswari KU (2016) Perception and Effect of Socio Economic Factors of Indian Elderly on Yoghurt. J Prob Health 4:140. doi:10.4172/2329-8901.1000140
Copyright: © 2016 Sugandhi GP and Maheswari KU. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
 

Abstract

The role of probiotic foods prompt to increase the quality of life of the elderly. Present study is an attempt to analyze the personal characteristic and socio-economic factors influencing the consumption of probiotic yoghurts. The objective of this study is to encourage consuming the probiotic yoghurt at least once in a day through motivation. Therefore, understanding of the elderly consumers, their nutritional needs, and preferences through knowing socio-economic status, dietary habits and morbidity pattern of different diseases is considered primarily important. In India, the familiarity of probiotic yoghurt is scanty, and elderly people often opt for natural and monotous type of foods, which has led to poor nutritional status and impaired general health. This suggests that Eighty two percent in the current study reported that they were unaware of the probiotic yoghurt. Motivation and counseling is not one time job for making elderly to consume yoghurt continuously but regular new way of conveying methods and remarkable health beneficial effects may win their guts where economic level plays crucial role.

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