Clin Nutr Res.  2017 Jan;6(1):7-17. 10.7762/cnr.2017.6.1.7.

Effect of Nutrition Counseling Program on Weight Control in Obese University Students

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  • 1Department of Food and Nutrition, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan 38541, Korea. jsseo@ynu.ac.kr

Abstract

This study was conducted to investigate the effect of nutrition counseling program and related factors on weight control for obese university students. Subjects were 24 students with a body mass index (BMI) of 25 or above. The program was conducted from September 16th to November 18th, 2015. Change of body composition, blood index and nutrient intake were observed in subjects before and after the program. The average age of the subjects was 23.2 years old and the percentage of male and female was 66.7% and 33.0%, respectively. There were tendencies of decrease in weight, amount of body fat, BMI, and body fat percentage. The blood test showed that values of all biochemical parameters were in the normal range before and after the program. When the change of the nutrient intake was examined and compared with the Dietary Reference Intakes for Koreans (KDRIs), there was a tendency of decreased intake in most of the nutrients including protein. However, the nutrient quality index showed increasing tendency, which implies that the intake of micronutrients was getting balances simultaneously with the decrease of calorie intake.

Keyword

Obese university students; Nutrition counseling program; Weight control
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