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Nutrición Hospitalaria

On-line version ISSN 1699-5198Print version ISSN 0212-1611


NAVARRO-PRADO, Silvia et al. Life style and monitoring of the dietary intake of students at the Melilla campus of the University of Granada. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2015, vol.31, n.6, pp.2651-2659. ISSN 1699-5198.

Introduction: university students represent a social group at risk, from the nutrionally point of view because they usually have inappropiate nutritional habits and lifestyle. Objective: analize the students' lifestyle from the Campus of University of Granada in Melilla. Analize the evolution of the eating habits of these students during the academic year 2013-2014. Methods: a longitudinal study was carried out during the academic year 2013-2014, the lifestyle was evaluated and, in a ongoing way, the eating habits in a representative sample of 257 students, 90 men (35%) and 167 women (65%), all of them from the campus of University of Granada in Melilla. Results: the results get worst as the academic year progresses and they are characterized by a significant reduction (p < 0.001) of carbohydrates intake as well as a significant increase (p < 0.001) of the lipido and proteína intake, especially, rich in saturated fat and a low-fiber diet. Conclusions: the population studied shows a sedentary lifestyle. As the academic year progresses, the students' eating habits get worst distance from the Mediterranian Diet pattern with the consequent risk at the development of cardiovascular diseases and metabolism disorder. So, it is necesary to get into these results in order to identify the influential factors in their eating habits and take the appropiate actions.

Keywords : University population; Nutritional habits; Lifestyle.

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