TITLE

Características nutricionales y estilo de vida en universitarios

AUTHOR(S)
Ledo-Varela, M. T.; de Luis Román, D. A.; González-Sagrado, M.; Izaola Jauregui, O.; Conde Vicente, R.; Aller de la Fuente, R.
PUB. DATE
July 2011
SOURCE
Nutricion Hospitalaria;jul/ago2011, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p814
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Obesity and the lifestyle characteristic of our society lead young people to conditions of potential cardiovascular risk. The aim of this study was to assess the antropometric situation and the lifestyle in a sample of university students. A full anthropometrical evaluation was undertaken, including bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA), in 111 students in the last year of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as a lifestyle questionnaire (physical activity, alcohol and cigarette consumption). A sexual dimorphism was found in weight distribution according to the classification proposed by SEEDO: 6.4% of women presented a weight lower than the health recommendations (there no men in this group) whereas 27.8% of men and 6.5% of women were in the overweight range. 15.3% of the cases had excessive waist circumference. Fat mass by BIA was higher among women. On the other hand, 67% of university students stated to perform regular physical activity, 16.7% stated being cigarette smokers, and 55.6% stated to consume high-grade alcohol. To conclude, we studied a sample population of young and healthy subjects with, however, a significant percentage of women with body weight lower than the healthy standards, overweight people, and smokers usually taking high-grade alcohol. These data should elicit an alert of the potential cardiovascular risk in the university population if action is not taken. This population should be included in the health promotion plans.
ACCESSION #
65554968

 

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