[The healthy eating index of new students at an university of Mexico].
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The main factor associated with increased prevalence of noncommunicable diseases is the consumption of modern processed foods.
Assessing the quality of the diet of freshmen.
Data from 3550 students aged average 18.65 years of food consumption were collected using a food frequency questionnaire. We evaluated ten variables were graded into three categories: healthy and unhealthy needs changes. Results of health sciences campus with the other were compared.
There was a decrease in food intake should be daily as whole grains, vegetables and fruits. Is an increase of food that should be eaten occasionally several a week. Scores of students were 80.2% in the "unhealthy" category, 19.7% in "needs change" and 0.1% in "healthy."
The results are a consequence of decreased food consumption of the traditional diet of Mesoamerica. Can not find effect of selection of campus with the pattern of food consumption.