Volume 18, Issue 1 (Apr-May 2014)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2014, 18(1): 60-67 | Back to browse issues page

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ahmadnea E, mehdizadeh S, mokhtari P. Association between calcium intake and body mass index in adolescent girls. J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2014; 18 (1) :60-67
URL: http://journal.qums.ac.ir/article-1-1503-en.html
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Abstract:   (4711 Views)

  Background: Epidemiological studies suggest that calcium intake is associated with obesity.

  Objective : The aim of this study was to determine the association between calcium intake and body mass index (BMI) in adolescent girls.

  Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 863 middle and high school students that were selected by multistage cluster sampling method in Zanjan, 2008. Data were collected using a demographic questionnaire, the Food Frequency questionnaire (FFQ) and the General Practice Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPPAQ). Calcium intake was calculated using EPI6 software. Data were analyzed using chi-square test, Pearson's correlation coefficient and linear regression analysis .

  Findings: Calcium intake was inadequate in 73.8% of the students and the mean BMI was 20.1 ± 3.5 linear regression analysis showed that calcium intake did not predict body mass index .

  Conclusion: With regards to the results and since the lack of calcium intake as a valuable nutrient in the female students could put them at risk of diseases such as osteoporosis, educating adolescents and families in order to change their life style is suggested.

 

 

    

  

  

 

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing & Midwifery

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