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Energy requirement for sedentarily active women in present life style—An insight

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Author Details : M Santoshi lakhsmi*, Jayasurya Kumari

Volume : 4, Issue : 1, Year : 2021

Article Page : 19-23

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Recommended dietary allowances are set and revised by Indian council for medical research with a purpose to guide the population by providing direction for a long term management towards a healthy and diet prone disease free life. The present study provides an insight into recommended dietary allowances in respect to the Indian scenario for sedentarily active women. The study focuses attention to over nutrition as well as under nutrition. Sedentarily active women in 45-60 years age group were chosen as subjects covering low income, middle income and higher income groups. The regular life style and diets were observed
and recorded using diet journal for a period of 6 weeks. The study revealed that more than 50 percent of subjects were overweight. The results of the mean dietary intakes recorded in the food journals revealed that the self reported energy intake values were much less than the recommended energy intake as per ICMR 2010 recommendations. The study emphasized that the need for reconsidering energy recommendations by assessing specific life style requirements along with balancing the individual psychological, social and biological needs. And the same has been reflected in the revised recommendations by ICMR 2020.

Keywords: Sedentarily recommended energy overweight life style assessing revised.

How to cite : Lakhsmi M S, Kumari J , Energy requirement for sedentarily active women in present life style—An insight. J Nutr Metab Health Sci 2021;4(1):19-23

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