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Nutrition Education and Osteoporosis Risk Factors in Early Decades of Life

Khalid K. Abdul-Razzak1,, Ahmed A. Abu-Taleb2, Ahmad Al-Husban1, Lara T Kufoof1

1Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan

2Department of Family and Community Medicine, College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain

American Journal of Educational Research. 2013, 1(3), 63-67. DOI: 10.12691/education-1-3-1
Published online: August 25, 2017

Abstract

Objective: To examine the effectiveness of nutrition course on dairy products, fruits and vegetables frequency consumption in university female students. Method: A total of 152 pharmacy students who were enrolled in a course of nutrition at the school of pharmacy involved in the study. Frequency Consumption of dairy products, fruits and vegetable were collected and analyzed before and after the course of nutrition. Results: After the course of nutrition, a statistically significant (P < 0.05) increase in consumption for milk, dairy products, fruits and vegetable was found. Conclusion: Class-based nutrition education can be an effective strategy to motivate young adult toward dietary behaviors modification to maximize bone peak bone mass and in tern reduces the risk of osteoporosis.

Keywords:

dairy products, females, nutrition course, osteoporosis, young adults
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