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Status of Metabolic Disorders and Excessive Watching TV, LCD, LED among Working Women in NER Divisional Manage Office at Lucknow, India

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Lucknow University, U.P, INDIA
  • 2 K.Gs.Medical University, U.P. Lucknow, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Medical Sci., Volume 3, Issue (2), Pages 25-27, February,28 (2015)


The status indicating that 64% of adult American population is overweight or obese. This is a primarily health concern since obesity is associated with an increased risk for a number of diseases including metabolic disorders such as diabetes II, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and contribute to over 4,00,000 death annually in the United States. This epidemic can be attributed perhaps due to excessive food intake, poor and unhealthy nutrition, decreased activity, non-exercising life style and genetics. However, there is a strong correlation between excessive food intake and amount of time per day spent watching television LCD,LED etc. that should be need to assess the role of excessive watching TV,LCD, LED for health and nutritional consequences among working women in Northern-Eastern Railway Divisional Office at Lucknow Division of State Uttar Pradesh, India. There is relatively a higher ratio of overweight or obesity problem can be seen among working women. This paper is an effort to aim on aforementioned issue. The subjects were selected from NER divisional office of Lucknow region of State Uttar Pradesh of India. The validation cohort; n=100. The main finding of the paper; The intake of food in respect of RDA and RDI was found much more higher among 78% subjects. It was due to the higher time spent on watching TV, LCD, LED. The metabolic disorders such as overweight or obesity; 58% diabetes, 26% hypertension, 29%, Gout 3% and arthritis; 6% According to time spent on watching television, 28% two hours, 18%- 2-3 hours, 26%; 3-6 hours and rest 28% more than six hours. The most liking of the programmes 22% social programmes, 46% film show, 14% news, 14% educational programme and rest 6% other. It was found that the higher the time of watching television, LCD or LED, higher the intake of fried food as well as fast and junk foods and having higher risk for metabolic disorders such as obesity, diabetes, hypertension etc. It was also justified that the calculated value of chi-square was much higher (22.0) as compared to table value (3.841) at one degree of freedom and five-percent significant level. Therefore null hypothesis rejected and alternate hypothesis accepted that is higher watching TV, LCD and LED bringing the higher risk for health and nutritional consequences among NER working women at Lucknow India.


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