Dietary behaviour in young men of various levels of physical activity

F. Bóka, L. Nagymajtényi, E. Paulik

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This study investigates the relationship between the characteristics of healthy nutrition and other lifestyle factors and state of health in youth. A total of 330 men of 10 to 25 years of age with light, moderate and high level of physical activity were involved in this cross-sectional study. A self-administered questionnaire was used as a method of data collection. The positive dietary factors were scored on the basis of a self-reported food frequency questionnaire about the past month consumption of foods. In the univariate analysis age, physical activity and smoking was proven to be in relationship with dietary habits, while body mass index or self-rated health not. The health behaviour of sportsmen showed different picture indicating that active sport is not unequivocally resulted in healthier dietary habits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-234
Number of pages8
JournalActa Alimentaria
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2011


  • healthy behaviour
  • nutrition
  • sport

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science

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