Assessment of protein-energy and mineral nutritional status of soldiers serving in the Cavalry Squadron of the Polish Armed Forces Representative Battalion
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
45-48
Numer tomu
6
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Liczba arkuszy
0,2
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Słowa kluczowe
angielski
nutritional status, body mass index, overweight, obesity
Streszczenia
Język
angielski
Treść
Introduction: Representative Battalion of the Polish Army is a military unit, which soldiers participate in all official state, military, religious and patriotic ceremonies during the year. Soldiers of the Cavalry Squadron form a sub-unit of the Representative Battalion of the Polish Army and participate in the state ceremonies as well. Aim of the work: The aim of the work was to assess the protein-energy and mineral nutritional status of soldiers serving in the Cavalry Squadron of the Polish Armed Forces. 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: Assessment of nutritional status was done on the basis of the body mass index (BMI) value. Measurements of the following parameters: body height, weight, arm circumference and thickness of 4 selected skin folds. Values of body weight and height were the basis for calculation of the BMI. Based on the BMI value subjects were classified to the following groups: standard weight, overweight and obese. Assessment of the bone mineral density was carried out by the densitometric method on a non-prevailing upper limb forearm bone, using the EXA 3000 apparatus, and bone calcification was evaluated based on the T-score value.. Results: Average BMI was 24.9 ± 3.2 kg/m2 . The standard BMI was found among 60% of examined soldiers, and overweight was found among 36% of men. Only one person was obese. Standard bone calcification was found among 75% of examined. The T-score value characteristic for osteopenia was found among 20,8% of examined men while 4,2% of subjects indicated values characteristic for osteoporosis. Conclusion: As a part of obesity and osteoporosis prophylaxis, it is appropriate to conduct training on nutritional health among soldiers serving in the Cavalry Squadron of the Polish Armed Forces.
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PX-56e2d6a12cdcbb0812148f06