Eating Habits and Obesity of Filipino

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“The Relationship of Snacking Patterns and Body Mass Index among PT students from 3rd year to 4th year of DLS-HSI” GROUP 12 Members: Aquino, Riva Casanova, Jayson Gautani, John Rudolf Mercado, April Peji, Shiela Adviser: Dr. Elizabeth Rey-Matias TITLE: “THE RELATIONSHIP OF SNACKING PATTERNS AND BODY MASS INDEX AMONG 3rd YEAR TO 4th YEAR PT STUDENTS OF DLS-HSI” CHAPTER 1 BACKGROUND The prevalence of obesity is still high in developed and developing countries. Presently worldwide, it is estimated that more than one billion adults are overweight and at least 300 million adults are clinically obese (World Health Organization, 2010). According Boyle, M.A et.al, the World health Organization (WHO) report Obesity – Preventing and…show more content…
Based on the study, there were about 20 out of 100 adults of both sexes who were overweight 1998. The figure then increased to 24 and 27 out of 100 in 2003 and 2008, respectively. In the 2008 survey, 2.7% Filipino adults aged 20 years and over are suffering from impaired fasting glucose, while hyperglycemia or high fasting blood sugar (FBS) level is 4.8%.The prevalence of hypertension among adults is 25%, increasing with age starting from age 40-49 years. Overweight, when left unattended, may result in many chronic degenerative diseases like heart diseases, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus (Mabutas G. S; Obesity in young Filipino Rising, Manila Bulletin). Different dietary factors that increase daily calories lead to obesity. Drinking energy containing beverages, eating away from home, and increasingly larger portions of food are dietary factors that are contributing to weight gain (Kant, Schatzkin, Graubard, & BallardBarbash, 1995; Popkin, 2007). One factor strongly associated with being overweight or being obese is frequent eating of snacks. Having snacks has increased around the world (Poulain, 2002; Devine, Connors, Sobal, &Bisogni, 2003). Also, frequent consumption of snacks is linked to the rising rates of obesity (Piernas&Popkin, 2010). Other researchers have found conflicting results on the timing of food consumption and

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