[Quantitative assessment of daily food rations of obese persons].Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig. 2009; 60(4):371-4.RP
The aim of the study was to assess the energetic and nutritional values of diets in obese subjects (BMT > or = 30 kg/m2). A total of 261 patients of the Obesity Treatment Centre (201 women - BMI = 32.9 +/- 6.2 kg/m2 and 60 men-BMI = 33.4 +/- 5.3 kg/m2) were enrolled in the study. The mean age of women was 45.8 +/- 12.2 years, men 48.8 +/- 13.5 years. Daily food rations were performed using the 24h dietary recall referring to the day preceding the examination. Although the rations were shown to have a satisfactory energetic value they were improperly balanced with respect to protein and fat. Food rations of the study patients were characterized by excessive intake of animal protein, total fat, saturated fatty acids and dietary cholesterol, especially in men. Insufficient intakes of vegetable protein, total carbohydrates and dietary fibre were noted in the study patients of both sexes.