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2012 (English)In: Work: A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation, ISSN 1051-9815, E-ISSN 1875-9270, Vol. 41, 5806-5809 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Considering the scarcity of studies with young workers and the role of diet in the prevention of chronic diseases, the objective of the study was to assess the quality of diet of working college students. The present study investigated 43 university students, aged between 18 and 25 years old who had systematically being involved in a working activity in the past 6 months, paid or unpaid, at least 6 hours daily, five days a week. Dietary intake measured by seven dietary records covering every day of the week was used to calculate the Brazilian Healthy Eating Index Revised (B-HEIR). It was observed a low B-HEIR score (53.43,+/- 7.81) indicating a risk of a poor quality of diet, with high intake of sodium and sugar and low consumption of fruits and whole grains. This poor quality of diet can result in an inadequate nutritional status that may increase the risk of obesity and chronic diseases.

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2012. Vol. 41, 5806-5809 p.
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diet, workers, young adults
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Work Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-81687DOI: 10.3233/WOR-2012-0958-5806ISI: 000306361805225OAI: diva2:563870


Available from: 2012-10-31 Created: 2012-10-30 Last updated: 2012-10-31Bibliographically approved

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