Determination of the Prevalence of Obesity, Nutrition Habits and Food Consumption Frequency in Individuals Working in the Famagusta Medical Centre HospitalRabia Yalinca1, Yücel Tandogdu2 and Zülal Yalinca3,*
- *Corresponding Author:
- Zülal Yalinca
Department of Chemistry
Eastern Mediterranean University
Famagusta, North Cyprus via Mersin 10, Turkey
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Received August 22, 2015; Accepted September 10, 2015; Published September 18, 2015
Citation: Yalinca R, Tandogdu Y, Yalinca Z (2015) Determination of the Prevalence of Obesity, Nutrition Habits and Food Consumption Frequency in Individuals Working in the Famagusta Medical Centre Hospital. Endocrinol Metab Syndr 4:191. doi:10.4172/2161-1017.1000191
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Aim: The prevalence of obesity, nutrition habits and food consumption frequency in individuals was investigated.
Methods: The study was carried out with a total of 51 individuals between the ages of 22-58. Data were collected by questionnaire about personal information, nutrition habits and food consumption frequency.
Results: The prevalence of obesity was found 13.9% in female and 13.3% in male. The waist circumference used to determine central obesity was found ≥94 cm in 80% of male individuals and ≥80 cm in 44.4% of female individuals.
Conclusion: Adequate and balanced nutrition is important to maintain a healthy body weight. Low fat or fat free dairy and meat products are suggested. Legumes, un-purified grains, vegetable and fruit should be consumed in sufficient frequency and amounts to increase dietary fibre intake. Exercising is essential in sustaining a healthy and quality life.