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JCDR. 2020; 11(4): 465-469

Studying the effect of sedentary lifestyle in undergraduate medical students



Background: Medical Students because of their prolonged study hours are more prone to
sedentary lifestyle that exposes them to obesity. In addition to these factors, westernization of
food preferences of the students also makes them prone to obesity.
Aim and objective: This study was done to know the prevalence of overweight and obesity
among the first year MBBS students of batch 2016-17.
Methods: The present study was carried from June-August 2017 among 200 first year MBBS
students of Govt. Medical College, Amritsar of Punjab.
Results: Prevalence of overweight and obesity was 22.5% and 15.5% respectively. Boys are
more overweight 24.51% and obese 25.49% than girls 20.41% and 5.10%respectively.
Conclusion: The present study concluded that obesity is prevalent in first year MBBS students
and causes are unhealthy eating habits and lack of regular exercise.

Key words: Overweight, Obesity, Medical College,MBBS students

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