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Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences.

http://dx.doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2015.005

Basic Science

 

 

Eating Habits and Lifestyles among a Sample of Obese Working Egyptian Women


 

Nayera E. Hassan1, Saneya A. Wahba2, Sahar A. El-Masry1*, Enas R. Abd Elhamid2, Samia A.W. Boseila1, Nihad H. Ahmed3, Tarek S. Ibrahim2

1Biological Anthropology Department, National Research Centre, Dokki, Giza, Egypt; 2Child Health Department, National Research Centre, Dokki, Giza, Egypt; 3Nutrition and Food Science Department, National Research Centre, Dokki, Giza, Egypt


 

Abstract

 

 

BACKGROUND: The fundamental cause of obesity and overweight is an energy imbalance between calories consumed and calories expended.

AIM: To figure out food habits and different lifestyle pattern among a sample of Egyptian females working at the National Research Centre.

METHODS: A cross-sectional, descriptive study, including 138 overweight and obese Egyptian females (BMI ≥ 25 Kg/m2); working at the National Research Centre; was done. A specific questionnaire was used to gather information regarding lifestyle including dietary habits, physical activity and sedentary behaviour.

RESULTS: The prevalence of overweight among the studied subjects was 27%, while that of obesity was 38%. Missing and or infrequent intake of breakfast at home, frequent consumption of snacks, low serving per day of fruits and vegetables with frequent consumption of sweets, fried food, eating while watching TV and sedentary behaviour were all predictors of obesity and overweight among the current sample.

CONCLUSION: The present study identified several lifestyle factors and improper dietary habits associated with overweight and obesity among Egyptian females. There is a great need to change these habits to avoid the increasing risk of obesity. A national plan of action to overcome obesity is urgently needed to reduce its economic and health burden.
 

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Citation: Hassan NE, Wahba SA, El-Masry SA, Abd Elhamid ER, Boseila SAW, Ahmed NH, Ibrahim TS. Eating Habits and Lifestyles among a Sample of Obese Working Egyptian Women. OA Maced J Med Sci. http://dx.doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2015.005.
Key words: Body mass index; obesity; dietary habits; physical activity; sedentary behavior; working women.
*Correspondence: Dr. Sahar A El-Masry. Biological Anthropology Dept., National Research Centre, El-Bohooth Street, Dokki, Giza, Egypt. Mobile: +201006606640. E-mail: masrysa@yahoo.com
Received: 03-Nov-2014; Revised: 06-Dec-2014; Accepted: 07-Dec-2014; Online first: 28-Dec-2014
Copyright: 2014 Nayera E. Hassan, Saneya A. Wahba, Sahar A. El-Masry, Enas R. Abd Elhamid, Samia A.W. Boseila, Nihad H. Ahmed, Tarek S. Ibrahim. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
 

 

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