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IJHSR. 2013; 3(3): 51-59

Influence of Body Weight on Academic Achievement of the First Year Medical College Students.

Laxmikant J Borse, Deepak G Bansode, Hitesh K. Modak, Rasika D Yadav.

Academic achievement of the student decides future status of that student. Thatís the reason why every parent and student is seriously concern about it. Childhood and adolescence phase of life is main period for the academic achievements. Overweight/obesity in children and adolescent is growing problem in developed as well as in developing countries. The present study was carried out to find the influence of weight on academic achievement of first year medical college student during their first academic year. The study included 92 healthy students who were appeared for all the examinations conducted in that academic year. These students were divided in three study groups on the basis of their Body mass index (BMI). Out of 92 students, 20 were overweight (BMI >23), 29 were underweight (BMI

Key words: Academic achievement, Body mass index, Overweight, Underweight, Normal weight.

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