The study Diet, Health and Anthropometry in University Population was designed in order to develop a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) to use in a young population. However, the study was extended because of the interest in the diet, health and anthropometry of this population. We gathered information from 1204 university students of health sciences at the San Juan Campus of Miguel Hernández University between 2006 and 2012. In 2011, we planned to contact the participants of the study and to perform a follow-up every 3 years.

The general objective of this study is to establish the nutritional and health status of the university population and to explore which factors influence the development of lifestyle-related diseases.

We collected information about the following variables:

  • Dietary Survey Module:
  • Blood samples to determine antioxidants and other nutrients (Only for participants in the validation study)
  • Health and Lifestyles Module:
    • Self-report health status and personal pathological background (chronic diseases).
    • Physical activity
    • Consumption of tobacco and alcohol
    • Use of nutritional labelling
  • Socio-demographic Module
  • Self-reported Anthropometry Module :
    • Weight
    • Height
    • Arterial systolic pressure
    • Arterial diastolic pressure
  • Measured Anthropometry Module :
    • Weight
    • Height
    • Arterial systolic and diastolic pressure
    • Abdomen/hip circumference
    • Body fat

    Research team:
    Jesús Vioque; Manoli Garcia de la Hera; Eva M. Navarrete-Muñoz; Daniel Gimenez-Monzo; Sandra Gonzalez-Palacios; Desirée Valera-Gran; Laura Torres-Collado.
    Other researchers colaborated:
    José Francisco Checa-Sevilla, Fernando Cano, María Martinez-Moya, Fatoumata Rosita Savane, Ricardo Barrios, Laura Compañ and Amaia Beti
    1. Fatoumata Rosita Savane, Eva Mª Navarrete-Muñoz, Manuela García de la Hera, Daniel Gimenez-Monzo, Sandra González-Palacios, Desiré Valera-Gran, María Sempere-Orts, Jesús Vioque.Validez del peso y talla auto-referido en población universitaria y factores asociados a las discrepancias entre valores declarados y medidos. Nutrición Hospitalaria (in press)

  • 4 May 2016