Iron Profile of Obese female adults in Sivaganga District

U Kavitha, Devi, Dr Vasanthakumari
2016 World Journal of Science and Research   unpublished
India is currently undergoing rapid developmental transition with substantial changes in socioeconomic , demographic, nutrition and health status of its population. While the country is yet to overcome poverty, under nutrition and communicable diseases, it is increasingly facing problems related to affluence due to industrialization, urbanization and economic betterment. Available data on prevalence of obesity from different published Studies suggest that the prevalence ranged from10 to 50
more » ... nt. The prevalence of obesity in Chennai urban population indicates that 22.8% males and 31.8% females were obese respectively. Iron deficiency is considered to be the most common micronutrient deficiency and the major cause of anaemia worldwide. The negative consequences of iron deficiency anaemia and work productivity of the adults are the major concern. The present study was performed with the aim of evaluating TIBC, SI, UIBC and WHR.