Navigation Links
Nutritionists of the UGR suggest diet improvements during Ramadan
Date:9/5/2008

This press release is available in French and Spanish.

Researchers from the departments of Department of Nutrition and Bromatology and Department of Chemistry-Physics of the University of Granada have carried out a study in which they have revealed the need of counterbalancing the diet of the university population who follows Ramadan.

According to the collected data, in this period of time macronutrient consumption levels are not appropriate if compared with the reference recommendations. The number of daily ingestions drops to 2 or 3, with regard to the 4 or 5 ingestions of the rest of the population in this period. In addition, scientists have established that, because of the diet, corporal fat increases and muscular mass falls.

The article nutritional assessment of a Moroccan university population in Ramadan time has been published by Professors Mara Jess Oliveras Lpez, Eduardo Agudo Aponte, Pablo Nieto Guindo, Fernando Martnez Martnez, Herminia Lpez Garca de la Serrana and Mara del Carmen Lpez Martnez. This study was carried out in a thirty-student of the UGR, all aged between 19 and 27, where 36% of the population were women and 64% men, and it was compared with a control population group, made up by thirty university volunteers who did not follow the Ramadan.

Macronutrient deficit

The feeding of those who followed Ramadan suffered an increase of lipid ingestion, which involved 48% of total energy, against the recommended 30%, by decreasing proteins, which represented 9% of the total energy, against the recommended 15%, and a decrease of carbohydrates to 43%, against the 50-60% recommended.

Research results prove that it is possible to prevent an unbalanced diet during the Ramadan period. Scientists have proposed a diet in which fat has been reduced and proteins and carbohydrates increased, according to the daily needs of this young population group.

The researchers point out the importance of informing this group about the importance of a balanced diet with only three or four meals from sunset by means of energy-providing food and the necessary macronutrients for the whole day.

The scientists who have carried out this work have published it in scientific journals such as the 'European journal of lipid science and technology', 'Nutrition', 'Analytical Chimica Acta' and 'Journal of nutrition', among others.


'/>"/>

Contact: Herminia Lpez Garca de la Serrana
herminia@ugr.es
34-958-243-868
Universidad de Granada
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Features of replication suggest viruses have common themes, vulnerabilities
2. Feeling hot, hot, hot: New study suggests ways to control fever-induced seizures
3. Misconceptions about Alzheimers varies among races, survey suggests
4. Wasp genetics study suggests altruism evolved from maternal behavior
5. Yale discovery suggests protein may play a role in severe asthma
6. Study suggests link between obesity, poor bone health
7. New studies suggest brain overgrowth in 1-year-olds linked to development of autism
8. Threatened birds may be rarer than geographic range maps suggest
9. BMI criteria for obesity surgery should be lowered, UT Southwestern researcher suggests
10. Deep-sea species loss could lead to oceans collapse, study suggests
11. Study suggests genetic connection between short stature and arthritis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/20/2016)... A market that just keeps on growing. ... explosion in genomics knowledge. Learn all about it in ... of dynamic trends are pushing market growth and company ... pharmacogenomics - pathogen evolution - next generation sequencing - ... understanding of the role of genetic material in Disease ...
(Date:1/20/2016)... SAN JOSE, Calif. , Jan. 20, 2016 ... leading developer of human interface solutions, today announced ... touch controller solution for wearables and small screen ... appliances such as printers. Supporting round and rectangular ... the S1423 offers excellent performance with moisture on ...
(Date:1/15/2016)... , Jan. 15, 2016 Recent publicized breaches ... to find new ways to ensure data security and ... iOS and Android that ties a ... transforming it into a hardware authorization token. Customer service ... their fingerprint on their KodeKey enabled device to verify ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/11/2016)... WASHINGTON , Feb. 11, 2016   BioInformant ... strategic report, "Stem Cell Research Products, Opportunities, Tools, and ... 2020. ... specialize in the stem cell industry, BioInformant has more ... of the stem cell market, by stem cell type. ...
(Date:2/11/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Global Stem Cells Group, has ... The new facility will provide advanced protocols and state-of-the-art techniques in cellular medicine, ... , The new GSCG clinic is headed by four prominent Ecuadorian physicians, including ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... Md. , Feb. 10, 2016  The Maryland ... Busch , has announced that University of Maryland School ... PhD, MBA and University of Maryland Medical System President ... of the "Speaker,s Medallion," the highest honor given to ... of Delegates. Dean Reece and Mr. ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... and New York, New York (PRWEB) , ... ... ... Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that it has joined ... new vaccines and immunotherapies for infectious diseases and cancer. , The ...
Breaking Biology Technology: