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Fast Food and Junk Food Culture, Nutritional Status and Cognitive and Abnormal Behaviour among Teens

Author Affiliations

  • 1Sri Venkateswara University, Gajraula Moradabad U.P. INDIA
  • 2 Lucknow University, Lucknow, U.P., INDIA
  • 3 Medicine Department, King George Medical University, Lucknow, U.P., INDIA
  • 4 BBAU-A Central University, Lucknow, U.P. INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 3, Issue (9), Pages 46-49, September,14 (2014)


Junk Food is everywhere and it is being consumed by our students in record quantities, “Junk Food” which traditionally has no nutritional value. It deprives the body of necessary nutrition’s and its over consumption over time leads to obesity, medical problems and behavioural problems. Some examples are skated snacked foods candy, gum, most sweet, deserts, fried fast food and carbonated beverages, the consumer student children, was primary consumers and purchases of junk food, many was so used to this type of food that if it was taken away from them. They brought their own from home or left during lunch period at open campus schools. Junk foods are altering the structure and function of the human brain while increasing and decreasing insulin levels so quickly that junk food leaves students groggy in class’s child’s brain continues to develop through until adulthood. That students eat effect the growth of critical areas of their brain when growth is disrupted It can cause negative behaviour reactions in the society, class room and family. The main objective of the paper to assess the role of regular and high intake of fast and junk food for developing cognitive and abnormal behaviour in teen girls. The validation cohort: total number of subject 50 teen girls selected for the purpose of study. The changing in behaviour, components among teens was observed 32% irritability; 26% anxiety; 22% uncooperativeness with family; mood depression 48%; loss of appetite 28%; 10% self-care; 26% unforgetfulness and overall impression 26%. The calculated value of chi-square it was found much more higher (8.0) as compared to table value(3.841) at one degree of freedom and five percent significant level that is null hypothesis rejected and alternate hypothesis accepted. (Regular intake of fast and junk food could develop cognitive and abnormal behaviour and also effect nutritional status).


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