Journal of Food and Nutritional DisordersISSN: 2324-9323

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Research Article, J Food Nutr Disor Vol: 2 Issue: 3

Nutritional Status, Dietary Profile and Selected Lifestyle Attributes of Adolescents and Early Adults in Benghazi, Libya

Vedavalli Sachithananthan1,2*, Mohammed Buzgeia1, Fadwa Awad1, Rema Omran1 and Amna Faraj1
1Faculty of Public Health, Al Arab Medical University, Benghazi, Libya
2Department of Clinical Nutrition, College of Applied Medical sciences, University of Hail, Saudi Arabia
Corresponding author : Vedavalli Sachithananthan
Department of Clinical Nutrition, College of Applied Medical sciences, University of Hail, Saudi Arabia
Tel: 966-582-844-654
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: February 07, 2013 Accepted: June 31, 2013 Published: August 05 2013
Citation: Sachithananthan V, Buzgeia1 M, Awad F, Omran R, Faraj A (2013) Nutritional Status, Dietary Profile and Selected Lifestyle Attributes of Adolescents and Early Adults in Benghazi, Libya. J Food Nutr Disor 2:3. doi:10.4172/2324-9323.1000116

Abstract

Nutritional Status, Dietary Profile and Selected Lifestyle Attributes of Adolescents and Early Adults in Benghazi, Libya

Adolescents have typically been considered a high-risk group for poor health, and often receive few healthcare resources and scarce attention. However this approach ignores the fact that many health problems such as obesity, diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular problems in later life can be improved or avoided by adopting healthy lifestyle habits in adolescence such as improving physical activity, consuming balanced diet and nutrition counselling in schools and colleges. Failure to consume adequate diet at this time can potentially retard physical growth, intellectual capacity and poor scholastic performance and delay sexual maturation.

Keywords: Adolescents; Early adults; Nutritional status; Dietary profile

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