In most people's life, late adolescence is a period that marks the transition to a college or university.
Introduction: Late adolescents are tomorrow's adult population; assessment of their nutritional status is, therefore, primary to the prevention of noncommunicable diseases.
Methodology: An ex post facto study using a cross-sectional survey design was employed to find out the prevalence of overweight and obesity among young female college students in Chennai.
Mean energy intake of the students was (1828 kcal) lower than the Indian Council of Medical Research recommended values.
The average intake of fruits, leafy vegetables, and other vegetables were dismally low.
Prevalence of overweight and obesity among young female college students in Chennai city.
J Obes Metab Res [serial online] 2016 [cited 2016 Nov 10];-31. 2016/3/1/23/184133Late adolescents are tomorrow's adult population, and their health and well-being are crucial.
A total of 2765 female college students aged 17-21 from 10 women's colleges in Chennai city were included in the study.Anthropometric assessments included body mass index (BMI) and body fat percent.