Fast food consumption has been increasing fast for the last decade. They are low in nutritional value causing ill effects on the
health of the consumer. The objective of the study was to assess the effect of fast food consumption on health status of young
college going girls. 100 college going girls of 18-25 years of age group were selected randomly from Indore City. A structured
questionnaire was formed containing general information, family background, type and frequency of fast food consumption
and Health problems like - Constipation, Indigestion, Acidity, Acne, Menstrual problems, Leucorrhea, weakness, hair loss, and
Weight status and was given to them. The girls taking fast food daily or 2-3 times in a week were considered as high consumption
group and the girls taking weekly/ fortnightly or rarely were considered as low consumption group. The results show that 73%
girls were in high consumption group whereas 27% were in low consumption group. Most of the girls were having complains of
1 to 2 health problems. It was concluded that the fast food consumption was highly prevalent among adolescents and they too
had associated health problems.
Jyoti kumawat, working as Research Fellow nutrition at SAI(Sports Authority of India), Bangalore, working on Indian athletes, Completed M.Sc. Food
& Nutrition in 2011 from DAVV University Indore. Presented a paper on sports nutrition in ?National workshop on sports nutrition? as an expert at
Kuvempu University, Shimoga. Has presented 4 papers on different topics and attended many National conferences and workshops organized by
IDA and ISPEN in India.
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