A UBCO researcher cautions poor eating habits established while at university can lead to health challenges later in life.
A UBC Okanagan researcher is cautioning that a person’s poor eating habits established during post-secondary studies can contribute to future health issues including obesity, respiratory illnesses and depression.
Dr. Joan Bottorff, a Professor with UBCO’s School of Nursing, is one of several international researchers who published a multi-site study looking at the eating habits of university students. Almost 12,000 medical students from 31 universities in China participated in the study that aimed to determine the association between eating behaviours, obesity and various diseases.
The point, says Dr. Bottorff, is that many poor eating habits begin at university and can continue for decades.
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