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Research Paper | Health & Nutrition | India | Volume 10 Issue 3, March 2021
Dietary Pattern and Nutrient Intake of Selected Type 2 Diabetic Subjects
Vaishali Dhanvijay  | Sabiha Vali
Abstract: The purpose of the study was to assess the dietary practices and evaluate the nutrient intake of selected type 2 diabetic subjects. Total 160 type 2 diabetics were recruited for the study. Data on sociodemographic profile, nutritional and biochemical assessment, dietary intake and other supportive information were collected using a specially designed questionnaire schedule. Dietary habits of the subjects revealed maximum male subjects as non vegetarians and female subjects as vegetarians. Eating out habit was found more in male subjects. The more percentages of female subjects were observing fast. The frequency of consuming salads was less among female subjects than male subjects. The majority of the subjects were consuming fruits occasionally. The mean nutrient intake of male subjects compared to RDA was marginally excess (1 %) for protein intake, high (39.12 %) for visible fat intake and deficit (15.89 %) for intake of energy. The mean nutrient intake of female subjects as compared to RDA was deficit for protein and energy intake (10.87 % and 11.83 % respectively). The visible fat intake was however found in excess as compared to RDA (58.35 %). Statistical analysis revealed a significant difference between the mean nutrient intake of male and female subjects.
Keywords: Dietary pattern, nutrient intake, type 2 diabetes
Edition: Volume 10 Issue 3, March 2021,
Pages: 1655 - 1657
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