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Author Vystejnova, Barbora
Title The relationship between changes in body composition, physical activity levels, and diet of 1st year female students after one semester in college
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Descript 48 p
Note Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 45-02, page: 0845
Adviser: Randal Claytor
Thesis (M.S.)--Miami University, 2006
Purpose. To determine whether the college environment results in changes in body composition (BC), diet (D) and physical activity (PA) in 1st year female students. Methods. BC by BOD-POD, D by 3-Day food and activity diary (3-DFAD), and (PA) by accelerometer (A) were recorded in 31 1st year college women during their initial 20 weeks in college. Results. Average energy intake (AEI), iron (I) intake significantly decreased, % kcals from protein intake (PRO) significantly increased. PRO, % kcals from carbohydrates (CHO) and average physical activity level (PAL) were the most important predictors in % body fat changes. AEI, PRO, CHO and % kcals from fat (FAT) were the most important predictors of the changes that occurred in the body mass index (BMI) after 20 weeks. Conclusion. Although this study indicates minimal changes after 20 weeks in the BC, D and PA, the scores indicate considerable interindividual variability
School code: 0126
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 45-02
Subject Health Sciences, Recreation
Alt Author Miami University
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