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Students health status related to their diary intakes: case study in Jazan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Maha Abdallah Mahmoud, Saida Ncibi.


Background: During the last decades, malnutrition becomes a serious health problem. Many studies are interested to the relationships between malnutrition and several noncommunicable diseases.

Objective: To investigate the eating habits of some students in Jazan, south region of Saudi Arabia Kingdom and their health status.

Materials and Methods: The students were asked to answer a questionnaire. Then blood samples were taken to do some biochemical parameters analysis.

Result: This study reveals anemia, underweighting, hypocholesterolemia, and vitamin D deficiency within these students.

Conclusion: This original study proved that (1) counseling program toward health and nutrition should be carried out with these students and (2) more research should be conducted in this field.

Key words: students, malnutrition, health problem, hypocholesterolemia, vitamin D deficiency

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