Jolita Kirvaitienė


In patients with anemia prevalence in different countries vary, but becomes a relevant public health problem. Lithuania urban population with higher education in eating habits are more in line with nutritional recommendations compare to people of lower education and living in rural areas. The diet of Lithuanian students generally has not been balanced. Irregular eating habits formed in young age later can be the reason of various diseases. Young age formed irregular eating habits later in life may be reason of various diseases. Etiology of anemia is difficult or sometimes even unknown, but the researchers demonstrated that some other trace elements: iron, folic acid, vitamin B12, vitamin A deficiency can lead to morphological changes in the blood and be the first step in exclusion from the onset of the disease. Objective of the study was to assess correlation of I and II courses in students‘ eating habits and blood morphological changes in Kaunas College Faculty of Health. Study carried out data analysis that second year students had significantly more morphological changes in blood than in the first year students (22.1 percent respectively. and 8.9 per cent. p <0.05). It was found that students with morphological changes in the blood often associate their health problems with nutrition and 20 percent of students had a low body weight. The diet of students, with morphological changes in the blood was unhealthy: the students eat irregularly, significantly more snacked between meals, have been used too few vegetables, too little food with iron and B vitamins.

Keyword(s): eating habits, blood morphological changes.
DOI: 10.5200/123
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