[Consumption of fruits and its association with nutritional status in chilean university students career of physical education].

Auteur(s) :
Durán-Agüero S., Valdes-Badilla P., Godoy Cumillaf A., Herrera-Valenzuela T.
Date :
Mai, 2015
Source(s) :
Nutricion hospitalaria. #31:5 p2247-2252
Adresse :
Carrera de Nutrición y Dietética. Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad San Sebastián, Chile.. sduran74@gmail.com.

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INTRODUCTION
Chile is a country that reaches the highest levels of overweight and obesity worldwide (66.7% of the Chilean population), with a group of college students tending to swell these numbers considered nutritionally vulnerable group.

OBJECTIVE
To associate the consumption of fruits with nutritional status of Chilean university students in physical education.

METHODS
The study population consisted of all students of the School of Pedagogy in Physical Education from the Autonomous University of Chile, Temuco based (n = 420). The sample included 239 students (56.9%), men (76.5%) with a mean age of 21.5 ± 2.1 years. Each student nutritional status was determined and applied a validated survey eating habits.

RESULTS
An association between fruit consumption (≥2 servings / day) in the model crude OR = 0.528 (from 0.288 to 0.965), Model 1 adjusted OR = 0.496 (0.268 to 0.916) and Model 2 adjusted OR = 0.495 is observed (0.265 to 0.924)

CONCLUSION
Consumption ≥ 2 servings a day of fruits is a protective factor for a good BMI Chilean university students in physical education.

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