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Dr Muhammad Rizwan Khan, Dr Mehmooda Mehdi, Dr Anam Javaid


Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to an extent that it may have a negative effect on health. Obesity is most commonly caused by a combination of excessive food intake, lack of physical activity, and genetic susceptibility. This cross-sectional study was conducted in different medical colleges of Punjab. A total of 130 students of both gender, living in hostels were included in the study. A predefined proforma was shared with the students. The data about weight, height, eating habits etc. was collected. All the data was collected and analyzed in SPSS 25.0. The mean age of the students was 22.87±1.56 years with maximum age of 23 years and minimum age of 20 years. Out of 130, seventy (53.85%) were male students and 60 (46.15) were female students. The mean BMI was 22.12±1.34 kg/m2 with minimum BMI of 20.32 kg/m2 and the maximum BMI of 30.43 kg/m2. Five students (3.85%) were class I obese, twenty five (19.23%) were overweight, eighty eight (67.69%) were having normal BMI and twelve (9.23%) were underweight. Keywords: Obesity, medical students

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