Navigation Links
Nutritionists of the UGR suggest diet improvements during Ramadan

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
Universidad de Granada

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:
(Date:10/27/2015)... 27, 2015 In the present market scenario, ... for various industry verticals such as banking, healthcare, defense, ... growing demand for secure & simplified access control and ... as hacking of bank accounts, misuse of users, , ... as PC,s, laptops, and smartphones are expected to provide ...
(Date:10/26/2015)... LAS VEGAS , Oct. 26, 2015 ... an innovator in modern authentication and a founding member ... launch of its latest version of the Nok Nok™ ... to use standards-based authentication that supports existing and emerging ... Suite is ideal for organizations deploying customer-facing applications that ...
(Date:10/22/2015)... Inc. (NASDAQ: AWRE ), a leading supplier of biometrics software ... September 30, 2015.  --> --> ... a decrease of 33% compared to $6.0 million in the same ... was $2.2 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, which compared to ... a year ago.  --> --> ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... 2015 /CNW/ - iCo Therapeutics ("iCo" or "the Company") ... for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. Amounts, ... and presented under International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). ... said Andrew Rae , President & CEO ... not only value enriching for this clinical program, ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... CITY , Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna ... request of IIROC on behalf of the Toronto Stock ... news release there are no corporate developments that would ... --> --> About ... . --> Aeterna Zentaris is ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... ... This fall, global software solutions leader SAP and AdVenture Capital brought together ... their BIG ideas to improve health and wellness in their schools. , Now, the ... title of SAP's Teen Innovator, an all-expenses paid trip to Super Bowl 50, and ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... New York , November 24, 2015 ... to a recent market research report released by Transparency ... projected to expand at a CAGR of 17.5% during ... "Non-invasive Prenatal Testing Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, ... estimates the global non-invasive prenatal testing market to reach ...
Breaking Biology Technology: