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      Sugar sweetened beverages consumption among female university students

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          Abstract

          Purpose

          The aim of this study was to assess the consumption frequency of sugar sweetened beverages, physical activity, BMI values and their relationships among university students.

          Material/Methods

          The data collection has been carried out with the help of questionnaires. The target population were students between the ages of 18 and 30, who study at the Faculty of Health Sciences (67 students) or at the Faculty of Humanities (64 students). The frequency of beverage consumption was assessed with a Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) designed for sugar sweetened beverages and physical activity with the short form of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire.

          Results

          The most frequently consumed sugar sweetened beverage was freshly squeezed or 100% fruit juice in both faculties. The difference between the average BMI of the two groups was statistically significant ( P = 0.035). A non-significant relationship was found between BMI and sugar sweetened beverages consumption.

          Conclusions

          The most consumed sugar sweetened beverage was freshly squeezed or 100% fruit juice, but it contains a lot of added sugar that contributes to developing overweight. Health education programmes are needed to teach the students of every faculty about healthy drink consumption.

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          Contributors
          Journal
          2066
          Developments in Health Sciences
          DHS
          Akadémiai Kiadó (Budapest )
          2630-9378
          2630-936X
          30 July 2021
          21 July 2021
          : 3
          : 4
          : 88-93
          Affiliations
          [1] Department of Dietetics and Nutrition Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Semmelweis University , Budapest, Hungary
          Author notes
          [* ]Corresponding author. Department of Dietetics and Nutrition Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Semmelweis University , Vas utca 17, H-1088, Budapest, Hungary. E-mail: budai.betti4@ 123456gmail.com
          Article
          10.1556/2066.2021.00038
          399a8b04-8450-4d45-bd46-012ada03f155
          © 2021 The Author(s)

          Open Access. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License ( https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited, a link to the CC License is provided, and changes – if any – are indicated. (SID_1)

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          Figures: 1, Tables: 4, Equations: 0, References: 18, Pages: 06
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          Medicine,Immunology,Health & Social care,Microbiology & Virology,Infectious disease & Microbiology
          overweight,consumption,sweetened beverages,university students,obesity

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