Dietary Intake Assessment of College-Aged Students in Relation to Colorectal Cancer Risk

Nasserya Nasser Abdullah Obeid Al-Sairy1*, Farhat Mohammed Khalfan Al-Nab1, Mostafa I. Waly1
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Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman
*Corresponding Author:Nasserya Al-Sairy. E-mail:alsairyn@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
Background:
Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer in the gulf countries, and it has been suggested that there is a relationship between the dietary intake and the risk of colorectal cancer.Objective: This study is to assessment the dietary intake of college aged students in relation to colorectal cancer risk. Subjects and Methods: A descriptive cross sectional study from February to April 2017 was conducted at Sultan Qaboos University among eighty eight healthy female university students aged between 18 and 24 years. The subjects were asked to complete the study questionnaire included anthropometric measurements and nutritional assessment of the study groups.Results: The project indicated that the diet is not related to the risk of colon cancer as it was showed daily energy intake of lean group was about 2337.5± 24.6 kcal/day and for obese was 2720.6± 25.9 kcal/day. And there are no significant differences of fiber intake between the two groups as the dietary fiber intake for lean was 24.5± 3.4 g/day and for obese was 25.7± 3.7 g/day. Conclusion: There was no direct relationship between the dietary intake and colorectal cancer risk among the enrolled study subjects.

Keywords: : Dietary Pattern, Colorectal Cancer, Body Mass Index, Omani Students

Citation: Al-Sairy NNAO, Al-Nabi FMK, Waly MI. Dietary Intake Assessment of College-Aged Students in Relation to Colorectal Cancer Risk. Canad J ClinNutr 2017; 5 (2): 102-115.

DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14206/canad.j.clin.nutr.2017.02.08

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