Efficacy of Water Intake on Body Weight and Body Mass Index of Overweight Students

Megah Stefani, Hardinsyah Hardinsyah, Yayuk F. Baliwati


The objective of this research was to analyze effect of water intake on body mass index and body weight of overweight students. For this purpose a pre-post experimental study design for 29 students of Nutrition Science of Bogor Agricultural University aged 17-23 years with BMI ≥ 23 kg/m2 were selected. Each subject was given 3 bottles of plain water (600 ml) every day. The water was consumed before meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) for 2 months. Data on body weight, body high, food and beverages intake were collected before and after intervention. The result showed that water intake has not significant effect on change of body weight (p=0.490) as well as water intake has not significant effect on change of body mass index (p=0.398). Based on result, it will be conclude that water intake has not significant effect both change body weight and body mass index, because of that another exposure which is may affected, it must be identified.


water intake; body weight; body mass index; overweight students

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18517/ijaseit.5.2.507


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