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Analyzing Body Fat among University Students

Author Affiliations

  • 1School of Physical Education, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India

Res. J. of Physical Education Sci., Volume 4, Issue (7), Pages 4-6, September,23 (2016)

Abstract

Epidemiological survey revealed half of the death in the world is due to cardiovascular diseases and obesity (the excess accumulation of fat) is the leading cause of many cardiovascular diseases. The present work focus on studying the health of college going youth students.100 students of 18-28 year of age were purposively selected from Lovely Professional University Punjab India during the year 2014. Data was collected using OMRON Body composition monitor with scale Model HBF-362 and statistical interpretation of the data was done using descriptive and t-ratio at 0.05 level of significance. The result discovered that majority of the population were having normal fat percentage but other professional students were having higher amount of body fat. In total 4% of the students were obese and 32% were having higher amount of body fat.

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