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The effect of military training and lifestyle on the Anthropometric status of Iranian youth. RJMS. 2018; 24 (163)
URL: http://rjms.iums.ac.ir/article-1-4508-en.html
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Background: Body mass index and waist circumference are the predictors of chronic diseases. Anthropometric more important in the military and to help maintain health. Military training, on arrival at the army held to raise fitness. This study aim is examining anthropometric changes over the course and the effect of lifestyle on these changes.

Methods: In this study, in 1395, 246 individuals were selected according to criteria. Cluster sampling was in the army barracks. After obtaining consent, Anthropometric indices, demographic, psychological and dietary diversity were measured and were followed for 8 weeks. At the end of course evaluations soldiers again, and their relationship with lifestyle changes determined by linear regression and less than 0.05 was considered significant.

Result: Mean weight before the start of training 7/14 + 9/76, waist 6 / + 7/88 and body fat 4/4% + 4/17% after the period amounts to 1/12 + 0/73 and 9/9 + 3/87 and 4/1% + 0/16% decreased. dietary diversity, physical activity and stress before entering the army statistically significant effect on anthropometric changes during the military period.

Conclusions: BMI and waist circumference decreases during military training. dietary diversity and high physical activity prevent anthropometric change. Further studies of these relationships make it more clear.

Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nutrition Sciences

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