Assessment of Obesity and Circadian Rhythm Irregularities of Disabled People
Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences
Volume 6, Issue 1, January 2018, Pages: 18-23
Received: Nov. 8, 2017; Accepted: Nov. 16, 2017; Published: Dec. 20, 2017
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Müge Arslan, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, İstanbul Arel University, İstanbul, Turkey
Müveddet Emel Alphan, Departmant of Nutrition and Dietetics, Okan University, Istanbul, Turkey
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Circadian rhythm is responsible for regulation of metabolic systems. Irregularities of circadian rhythm is thought to be increasing risk factor for metabolic disorders like obesity. The aim of the current study is to examine this relationship and understand mediatory effects of daily dietary habits in this relationship for disabled people. 103 subjects (56 male, 47 female) from an Education and Rehabilitation Centre of Disabled People in Çorum in Turkey participated to the study. The subjects’ sleep quality was assessed with Pittsburg Sleep Quality Inventory (PSQI). BMI levels was used for obesity diagnosis. Daily dietary habits and calorie intake of subjects were also measured by survey and daily food consumption recordings for 7 days. 28,2% of the subjects diagnosed with obesity according to BMI levels. 38,8% of the subjects are found to be having bad sleep quality. There is a positive significant relationship between obesity and bad sleep quality. Daily carbohydrate, protein and fat intake is also found to be positively related with bad sleep quality. As a result, findings of the current study indicates the effect of circadian rhythm on daily dietary habits which further leading to increased obesity risk for disabled people.
Obesity, Circadian Rhythm, Dietary Habits, Disability
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Müge Arslan, Müveddet Emel Alphan, Assessment of Obesity and Circadian Rhythm Irregularities of Disabled People, Journal of Food and Nutrition Sciences. Vol. 6, No. 1, 2018, pp. 18-23. doi: 10.11648/j.jfns.20180601.13
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