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A Project from CIU on the Nutrition Habits and Nutrition Status of Adult Individuals in the 19-65 Age Groups Living in the Nicosia Region

A project was initiated by academics from the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at Cyprus International University (CIU) on "Nutrition Habits and Determination of Nutritional Status of Adult Individuals in the 19-65 Age Group Living in the Nicosia Region."

Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayhan Dağ, the Project Advisor, the Head of the Nutrition and Dietetics Department explained the project. He said that it is a comprehensive research on nutrition habits of adult individuals at the 19-65 age groups living in Nicosia Region.

In the project, first of all, the ages of 19-65 were interviewed by adults and the demographic characteristics were determined and nutrition habits were examined. Ayhan Dağ stated that within the scope of the project, they searched if individuals eat outside the house and if they do what kind of food they prefer. In this way they examined the frequency and quantity of food consumption and whether there is an inadequacy in the intake of macro and micro nutrients.

Assist. Prof. Dr. Ayhan Dağ also stated that physical activity levels of the individuals have been detected. He said that the anthropometric measurements (height, weight, waist, hip, body weight index) of the individuals were measured and nutritional consumption, nutritional habits and physical activity levels obtained from these measurements were evaluated separately in male and female individuals.

Within the scope of the project, the questionnaires have been completed but the work is in progress so the data analysis has not been done yet. Assist. Prof. Dr. Dağ said the data obtained from these projects will be compared to the data from the World Health Organization and Turkey Nutrition and Health Survey (TBSA 2010).

Assist. Prof. Dr. Dağ said the project is conducted by Prof. Dr. Metin Saip Sürücüoğlu, Prof. Dr. Seyit Mehmet Mercanlıgil, Instructor Nazife Hürer and Research Assistant Deniz Rojina Aygül.

Last updated: 11-09-2018