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New Indian Journal of Surgery

Volume  3, Issue 3, July - September 2012, Pages 224-224

 

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Dieting in Female Medical College Students: Complete Withdrawal from Food as Opposed to Fat Restriction for Weight Control
Gireesha Rawal
Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi, India
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Abstract

  Dieting is emerging as the preferred mode for weight loss among adolescent females. Despite being medical students, the adverse effects of improper dieting may be ignored by many. Healthy diet restriction and restriction of majority of food components for weight loss is perceived assimilar. Thus, often in the process of unguided dieting, intake of even those nutrients which are essential for health is neglected. This may lead to various deficiencies and disorders, e.g. deficiencies of fat soluble vitamins (A,D,E,K), osteoporosis, menstrual abnormalities, etc.
 


Corresponding Author : Gireesha Rawal