Awareness of relationship between balanced diet and alopecia in students community-an questionnaire based study

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Nivetha .G., Geetha R.V and VishnuPriya V

Aim and Objective: To create the awareness of relationship between balanced diet and alopecia in students community.
Background: Balanced diet is a diet containing adequate energy and all the essential nutrients that cannot be synthesised in adequate quantities by the body. Balanced diet is adequate for growth, energy needs, nitrogen equilibrium, repair, and maintenance of normal health.Alopecia means hair loss from head or other parts of body which is due to nutrition deficiency or certain other factors.
Materials and Methods: A few questionnaires were circulated among the student of Saveetha dental college and got about 100 response. The questionnaire contains details regarding their balanced diet, their food habits and their knowledge about alopecia.
Results: Most of them are aware of balanced diet and how to maintain good healthy life.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.3056.0179