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International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education

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ISSN: 2456-0057

International Journal of Physiology, Nutrition and Physical Education

2018, Vol. 3, Issue 2
Comparative analysis of percent body fat, blood pressure and maximum oxygen uptake of normal, overweight and obese female science students
Author(s): Dr. E Saravanan
Abstract:
Introduction: While the origins of overweight and obesity are complex, a lack of physical activity is a significant contributing factor. Normal regulation of body weight occurs when energy intake equals energy expenditure. A simplified model of weight regulation shows that weight gain may result when there is inadequate physical activity (energy expenditure) to balance our food consumption (energy intake). Indian women have taken big steps in politics and the workforce but their health is still determined by class and caste, says a major study tracking their experiences over the last 30 years. The demographics of physical attainment, general health and longevity are a result of the complex interactions of heredity, childhood exposures, environment, and dietary habits and so on.
Purpose: The purpose of the study was to analyze percent body fat, blood pressure, and maximum oxygen uptake of normal, overweight and obese female science students of Nirmala College for Women. It was hypothesized that there may be a significant difference in blood pressure, percent body fat, and maximum oxygen uptake of normal, overweight and obese female science students of Nirmala College for Women.
Method: To achieve the purpose of the study totally 60 female science students from Nirmala College for Women and their age ranged from 18 to 27 were selected as subjects. They will be categorized according to their BMI values into normal, overweight and obese. The selected variables for the study were percent body fat, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood, pressure and maximum oxygen uptake (VO2 Max). In order to collect the data tests were administrated. The scores were recorded in the final reading. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to determine whether there was any significant difference between the groups. Scheiffe’s post hoc test was applied to test significance of mean differences between the paired means.
Results: The results of the present study indicated that there was a significant mean difference in percent body fat, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood, pressure and maximum oxygen uptake (VO2 Max) among the normal, overweight and obese female science students of Nirmala College for Women.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. E Saravanan. Comparative analysis of percent body fat, blood pressure and maximum oxygen uptake of normal, overweight and obese female science students. Int J Physiol Nutr Phys Educ 2018;3(2):1131-1134.
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