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Effects of life away from home and physical exercise on nutrient intake and blood/serum parameters among girl students in Japan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15297732     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study was initiated to examine if the life away from home and participation in sport activities affect nutritional health among girl university students. For this purpose, anthropometric data, peripheral blood and spot urine samples, 24-hour food duplicate samples, and answers to questionnaires were collected from 71 girl students at 19 to 23 years of ages who provided informed consent to participate in the study. Of the 71 participants, 29 and 42 participants lived in their homes or outside, respectively, and 23 subjects participated in sport activities whereas 48 subjects did not. Hematology, serum biochemistry and nutrient intakes were evaluated in comparison with the life conditions (home vs. dormitory, boarding house, etc.) and participation in sport activities. The population studied had insufficient intake of energy, protein, and minerals such as Ca and Fe. Those who lived in home or participated in sport activities took more energy and protein (although not the two minerals) than others. Skipping of breakfast was more common among those who lived away from home and had no sport activity. Thus, two social factors of life in home and participation in sport clubs contribute favorably for better food habits, but not necessarily improved intakes of Ca and Fe.
Shinichiro Shimbo; Zuo-Wen Zhang; Naoko Matsuda-Inoguchi; Kae Higashikawa; Haruo Nakatsuka; Takao Watanabe; Masayuki Ikeda
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Tohoku journal of experimental medicine     Volume:  203     ISSN:  0040-8727     ISO Abbreviation:  Tohoku J. Exp. Med.     Publication Date:  2004 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-06     Completed Date:  2005-01-13     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417355     Medline TA:  Tohoku J Exp Med     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  275-86     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Food and Nutrition, Kyoto Women's University, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Energy Intake*
Food Habits
Hematologic Tests
Nutrition Surveys
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena*
Nutritional Status
Retrospective Studies

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