International Journal of Advanced Research and Development

International Journal of Advanced Research and Development


International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
International Journal of Advanced Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)

Dietary pattern between Shia and Sunni Muslim obese women


Muhamed Mariam M, A Rajkala, T Renny Jaspher Mary

The present study was done to compare dietary habits between Shia and Sunni Muslim obese women in the age group of 31-40 years. In the present study 68 subjects were screened based on body mass index greater than 23. The subjects were selected from two areas namely Mint and Mannady in Chennai. Among them 38 were from Shia Muslim community, in this agakhanis were selected and 30 were from Sunni Muslim community, in this hanifi and shafi were selected. Interview Schedule was used to collect information on dietary habits and food frequency pattern. Three day dietary recall method was used for collecting information on their dietary intake for three consecutive days. The study was carried out for 3 months. The data obtained was subjected to statistical analysis in order to draw inference. The statistical measures used include mean, standard deviation and t test. Majority of the Muslim consumed items like rice, dhal, potato, beef, egg, meat and chicken daily leading to increased intake of carbohydrates and energy similarly more amount of sunflower oil was used for all the preparation and they also consumed more amount of sugars in the form of sweets like badhusha, laddu and mysorepak. Fried items like vada and chips and bakery items like biscuits, puffs and pastries and beverages were also consumed more, resulting in high intake of fats.
Nutrients intake like energy, protein and fat were consumed by both the Shia and Sunni Muslim obese women subjects in higher amount than the recommended dietary allowance. The calcium and iron requirement of the individual were met in higher amount.
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Muhamed Mariam M, A Rajkala, T Renny Jaspher Mary. Dietary pattern between Shia and Sunni Muslim obese women. International Journal of Advanced Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 5, 2017, Pages 461-468
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