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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(4): 1358-1368
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.152


Factors and Common Conditions Associated with Consumption of Nutritional Supplements among Adolescents in Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Reham A. Moustafa*
Clinical Nutrition Department, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, Umm AlQura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

In the last decades, dietary supplements consumption has increased in the Western world for all age groups. The long-term potentially dangerous effects related to an indiscriminate consumption of dietary supplements are still unknown and are becoming a matter of public health concern. Therefore, the aims of the present study were to explore the contribution of dietary supplements intake, and to evaluate awareness and knowledge about dietary supplements. 196 Participants (age ranging from 11 to 19 years) were recruited among students attending primary, intermediate, secondary schools and university in Makkah. An structured questionnaire, composed of 9 multiple-choice items, was administered to all the participants. The analysis of variance (ANOVA) was performed to describe differences between means of the groups, while the chi-square test was used to compare observed and expected frequencies. The results showed a significant differences (<0.05) between education level of the participants and their knowledge about the dietary supplement, The reason for using food supplement between male and female showed significant differences. This study has indicated the prevalence of dietary supplements usage, increasing the knowledge about dietary supplements and different reasons for the using food supplements.


Keywords: Dietary supplements, Adolescences, Consumption, Knowledge
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Reham A. Moustafa. 2018. Factors and Common Conditions Associated with Consumption of Nutritional Supplements among Adolescents in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(4): 1358-1368. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.704.152