Purpose: This study was carried out to assess the relationship between university students' food consumption and anthropometric measurements, and phase angle (PA).
Methods: The study was conducted with a total of 240 students between the ages of 18-25 studying at the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at XXX University Health School. Research data were collected using a questionnaire that included about demographic information and questions about physical activity levels and three-day food consumption record was taken. Lastly, anthropometric measurements of the students were performed by the researcher in person.
Results: The study's findings revealed that the students' energy intake was lower than their energy expenditures. The body mass indexes (BMI), and waist circumferences of female and male students were calculated as 21.8 ± 3.2 kg/m2 and 23 ± 3.4 kg/m2, and 75.2 ± 8.1 cm and 85 ± 10 cm, respectively. The PA was 5.7 ± 0.5º in female students and 6.7 ± 0.5º in male students (p<0.05).
Conclusion: The study's findings revealed that male students had significantly higher PA values. The PA values of female students were found to have increased with BMI, waist circumference, and body muscle mass values. There was also no significant relationship between students' PA values and and food consumption levels regardless of gender.