An assessment of nutritional status of young men –students and regular soldiers.
PBN-AR
Instytucja
Wojskowy Instytut Higieny i Epidemiologii im. gen. Karola Kaczkowskiego
Informacje podstawowe
Główny język publikacji
angielski
Czasopismo
Military Pharmacy and Medicine
ISSN
1898-6498
EISSN
Wydawca
Military Centre of Pharmacy and Medical Technique in Celestynów
DOI
Rok publikacji
2013
Numer zeszytu
1
Strony od-do
49-52
Numer tomu
VI
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Liczba arkuszy
0.5
Autorzy
Pozostali autorzy
+ 3
Słowa kluczowe
angielski
nutritional status, underweight, overweight, obesity
Streszczenia
Język
angielski
Treść
Introduction: Obesity is currently a great epidemiological problem worldwide. Although obesity has been associated with a man for a long time, nowadays it is pandemic of obesity that is visible, and the diseases associated with it have become the leading cause of death. The causes of obesity are inconsistent. Incorrect diet and low physical activity are mentioned the most frequent as the causes of obesity. Material and methods: The aim of this study was to assess the nutritional status of students of selected higher educations institutions: The Main School of Fire Service (SGSP), Maria Sklodowska–Curie University of Warsaw, (UWMSC) and the National School of the Pope John Paul II in Biała Podlaska (PSWBP) as well as regular soldiers under the age of 30 years, serving in the chemical armies. The study involved the assessment of nutritional status of totally 741 young people, while 81.4% were male and 18.6% female. Assessment of nutritional status was based on the results of anthropometric measurements. Results: The largest percentage of respondents who were diagnosed overweight and obesity concerned PSWBP students, the lowest concerned students of the first and the second year of SGSP in Warsaw. Underweight was not diagnosed among students. However, underweight was observed in 6.9% of surveyed female students of UWMSC. Overweight was found in 29.5% of female students of PSWBP and in 14.9% of the women in UWMSC, while obesity was diagnosed in 10.4% of female students of UWMSC and in 8.3% of students in PSWBP. Conclusions: Overweight among students and soldiers is a muscle type, as proven by the low rate of obesity. Obesity and underweight among the studied population indicates unbalanced nutrition in terms of energy, which in the long run may result in the formation and development of specific diet-related diseases.
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PX-56e2d6a02cdcbb0812148e99