NUTRITIONAL ASSESSMENT IN SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE OF TEACHERS IN A PRIVATE MEDICAL COLLEGE IN KOLKATA
Indira Bhaskar Biswas*, Tapas Francis Biswas and Salil Kumar Mondal
Vitamin B12 deficiency is a common problem worldwide. Aim: To study the nutritional status in individuals of sedentary lifestyle with a special emphasis on Vit B12 deficiency assessment. Material and methods: A prospective study conducted in the department of biochemistry and physiology at KPC medical College and hospital Kolkata. Subjects were selected randomly irrespective of age and gender. Result: Total number of subjects were12,out of which 8 were male and 4were females, aged between 30- 80 yrs.9subjects were overweight/obese with BMI >23. Hematological parameters were within normal reference range, 2 were type 2 DM their PPBS and HbA1c were increased, Vit B12 was increased in one subject. Conclusion: It was concluded that there was no vitamin B12 deficiency in this particular population even in vegetarian.
Keywords: VitB12, HbA1c, BMI.
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