Assessment of the nutritional status of women-officers of the Polish Army and students of the Main School of Fire Service (MSFS).
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
98-101
Numer tomu
95
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Liczba arkuszy
0.2
Autorzy
Słowa kluczowe
angielski
magnesium, daily food ration, soldiers, military service.
Streszczenia
Język
angielski
Treść
Introduction: Experience of modern army, in which the principle of gender equality is guaranteed by military regulations, indicates that female as well as male, can be an excellent soldier, and her achievements result from individual character traits. Responsible positions occupied by women in the Polish Army, as well as in other uniformed services, require from them good physical condition that is conditioned by good nutritional status. Therefore, it seems very important to monitor the nutritional status of women who are officers in the Polish Army, as well as female students from MSoFS, future officers of the State Fire Service (SFS). Aim of the work: The aim of the work was estimation of protein energy and mineral nutritional status women – officers of the Polish Army and female students of the MSoFS– future officers of the State Fire Service. Methods: Total of 30 women – officers of the Polish Army and 13 female students of the Main School of Fire Service – future officers of the State Fire Service took part in the research on nutritional status. Estimation of nutritional status was done based on the anthropometric measurements such as: body height, body mass and Body Mass Index. Bone mineral density tests were carried out by densitometry method, using the EXA 3000 apparatus. Bone calcification was assessed on the forearm bone of non-prevailing hand on the basis of the T-score value that is a number of standard deviations above or below correct value for population of young healthy people. Results: Overweight was found among 14.8% of female soldiers while only 9.1% of female students from the MSoFS indicated overweight. Results of densitometry tests revealed that status of bones mineralization in 50% of female officers and in 30.8% of female students was characteristic of osteopenia. Changes in bones calcification characteristic of osteoporosis were not found at all.
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PX-56e2d6a12cdcbb0812148f05