Over and Under Nutrition: Two Sides of A Coin Among College Students

  • V. Bhavani Ph.D Research Scholar in Foods and Nutrition, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore
  • N. Prabhavathy Devi Assistant Professor, Department of Home Science, Queen Mary’s College, Chennai
Keywords: BMI, Under weight, Obese


This paper explores the prevalence of over and under nutrition among college age male population in Chennai. In our study only 48.8% had normal BMI. About 25.8% reported under nutrition and 25.4% reported to fall under the category of  overweight and obese category. The majority of participants also mentioned lack of time as the reason for poor eating habits.


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