To evaluate the prevalence of vitamin C deficiency in different individuals
Author(s):
Alisha Nasveen, T.V. Haripriya, Wasilathul Jenna.S, Abirami.S.P
Keywords:
ascorbic acid, ene-diol structure, reductant, antioxidant, water soluble, dyspnea, alcoholism, scurvy, iron absorption
Abstract
Aim: To evaluate the prevalence of vitamin C deficiency. Objective: To assess consumption of vitamin C. To compare the vitamin C deficiency between different individuals. To calculate the consumption of vitamin C in the individual. Materials and methods: A prospective observational study and random sampling technique was used. The data on vitamin C consumption of individuals were obtained through a three-day recall method and the amounts of vitamin C consumed were calculated using Indian Food composition Table. Result: There has been a difference in the actual consumption of vitamin C and the normal range of vitamin C in all age group. We deduced the result with the help of three day recall method. We were able to infer that the individual from the age group 8-18 consume less amount of vitamin C. conclusion : From the three day recall method we got to know that the women consume vitamin C more than The vitamin c consumption in the age group of 19-50 is greater compared to the age group of 8-18. So the individuals in the age group of 8-18 might be more prone to vitamin c related diseases.
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Unique Paper ID: 153676

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 8

Page(s): 246 - 250
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