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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 12, Issue:4, April, 2023

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2023.12(4): 15-25

Assessment of Dietary Intake and Food Consumption Pattern in the Reproductive Age Group of Women in the Arsenic Prone Area of Ballia District, India
Anita Gupta* and Archana Chakravarty
Department of Home Science, MMV, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
*Corresponding author

Arsenic, a chemical element, is present in groundwater in many countries, including India, exceeding its permissible limit. Ballia district is also where Arsenic level is found, with more than 50 ppb in groundwater. Long-term exposure to Arsenic from drinking water and contaminated foods are associated with various type of cancer, skin lesions, Cardiovascular Disease, diabetes, kidney and liver-related problems, and many other problems. Arsenic contamination has also been found in irrigated crops such as rice, pulses, green vegetables, and fruits grown in arsenic-affected areas. Rice has found with a high level of Arsenic contamination. It is known that the good health of an individual depends on a good diet, and only good health gives the power to fight against various diseases. The good health of women is an indicator of a healthy and developed nation because the health of their children and the whole family depends on the good health of women. This cross-sectional observational study studied the dietary pattern and BMI levels of 400 women from Arsenic affected area of the Ballia district. The results showed that most of the respondents were non-vegetarian females, and their BMI level was found in the obese category, which considers a significant factor in the prevalence of chronic diseases. Obesity and Arsenicosis were found to be interrelated with each other. Therefore, the problem of growing obesity in women and the knowledge of a good diet are significant, which can help reduce the risk of Arsenic.

Keywords: Arsenic,skin lesions, Cardiovascular Disease, Ballia, Arsenicosis

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Anita Gupta and Archana Chakravarty. 2023. Assessment of Dietary Intake and Food Consumption Pattern in the Reproductive Age Group of Women in the Arsenic Prone Area of Ballia District.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 12(4): 15-25. doi:
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