Nutritional Habits According to Human Chronotype and Nutritional Status of Morningness and Eveningness

Neşe Toktaş, K. Alparslan Erman, Zekai Mert

Abstract


Sixty one female and eighty one male volunteers participated in the study that aims to assess the nutrition habits according to human chronotype and nutritional status of morningness and eveningness. Chronotype was assessed by Turkish version of the Morningness-Eveningness Questionnaire and the other questionnaire prepared to assess of nutritional habits of participants were used. Furthermore a three-day food record for assessment of nutritional status was completed by twelve male who were definite morning/moderate morning types and eleven male who were definite evening/moderate evening types. According to a three-day food record intake of daily total energy (kkal), fat (g) and carbohydrates (g) were higher and intake of protein (% energy) was lower in the evening types (p<0,05). In conclusion, evening chronotype was associated with inadequate dietary habits and status such as high daily energy (kkal), fat (g) and carbohydrates (g) intakes and low protein intake (% energy) and skipped meal.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/jets.v6i3a.3159

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