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Abstract

This survey was taken up to analyze the association between food habits and sleep with obesity. The survey involved 200 healthy participants of both genders.  A cross sectional study was planned among the saveetha university students. Generalised questionnaires which assess the food habits of the participants was designed to find how it relates with obesity and PITTSBURGH sleep quality index (PSQI) was used to assess sleep habits of the subject during the past one month. The responses of the questions were tabulated and the correlation of food habits and sleep with the tendency of obesity and gender-related analysis was done using SPSS software version 22 and the statistical test used was chi-square test and the significance value was fixed at p < 0.05. The results revealed that about 49% of people have trouble sleeping. 51% of people less than once a week face trouble. 53 % of people use the bathroom in the middle of sleep. 56% of people drink soft drinks two times per day. There were also significant changes among genders in the intake of junk food intake, appetite and sleep rating. Thus the study concluded that food habits with the intake of junk food and sleep deprivation with gender correlation predispose to obesity.

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Obesity sleep adverse effects food stress

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Karthik V, Sridevi G, & Leslie Rani S. (2020). An evaluation on the association between sleep and dietary patterns with obesity - an online cross-sectional study. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(SPL4), 691-697. https://doi.org/10.26452/ijrps.v11iSPL4.4019