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Scientific Researches in Health Sciences II

Edited By Fatma Eti Aslan, Gökay Kurtulan and Hayat Yalın

After the COVID pandemic in 2020, the importance of health services was once again understood by the whole world. Scientific research in the field of health services contributes greatly to the development of health services.

In this book, there are a total of 26 chapters in 4 different scientific fields: 6 in nutrition and dietetics, 11 in nursing, 6 in physiotherapy and rehabilitation and 3 in health management.

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The Relationships Between Sleep Patterns, Eating Habits, and Obesity of University Students

Abstract

Objective: This study was conducted to determine the effects of college students’ sleeping and late eating habits on BMI, waist circumference, and fat mass measurements, which are less studied in than other age groups.

Materials and Methods: During the study period, participants’ body mass indexes and fat masses were measured with a body composition analyzer (InBody 230) and their waist circumference was measured with a non-flexible meter. A questionnaire was designed and used to question sleeping habits, eating behaviors, and accommodation status and exercise habits of participants.

Results: According to the results obtained, no significant relationship was found between university students in the age range of 18-25, for their sleeping habits and consumption of foods consumed in the process of being awake late at night, except meat and meat derivatives. Significant relationships were found between exercise habits, accommodation type and chocolate consumption.

Conclusion: Due to the circumstances of the research, only girl students were involved. The non-significant differences in parameters were associated with the fact that almost all of the participants were not overweight or obese, the study only conducted by female students, and the group have no bad eating or sleeping habits to cause obesity. It is anticipated that similar studies to be conducted in the future may lead to different outcomes if applied to a larger population, taking both sexes into account.

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