Evaluation of the relationship between obesity with eating attitudes and orthorexic behavior in healthy adults Saglikli yetiskin bireylerde yeme tutum ve ortorektik davranislar ile obezite arasindaki iliskinin degerlendirilmesi

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Karadag M. G. , Elibol E. , Yildiran H., Akbulut G., Çelik M. G. , Degirmenci M., ...More

Gazi Medical Journal, vol.27, no.3, pp.107-114, 2016 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.12996/gmj.2016.34
  • Title of Journal : Gazi Medical Journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.107-114
  • Keywords: Diet quality, Eating disorders, Nutrition, Orthorexia


© Copyright 2016 by Gazi University Medical Faculty.Objective: This study was conducted to evaluate healthy diet, eating attitudes and behaviors with orthorexia in healthy subjects. Material and Method: The research was made with the 750 healthy individuals in total, 375 female and 375 male between the ages of 19 and 50. By generating a questionary form, general features of the individuals, data of their anthropometric measurements, information related to their eating attitude and records of their food consumptions are taken. In measurement of their eating attitude and behavior, EAT-40 and ORTO-15 tests were used. Result: The average age of male and female subjects participated in the study is respectively 25.94 ± 6.61 years and 25.60 ± 6.83 years. The average body mass index of individuals in males and female is respectively 23.92 ± 3.47 kg/m2 and 22.77 ± 4:46 kg /m2. 46.1% of individuals' most skipped breakfast (56.1%) is the highest number of skipping meals due to lack of time (31.4%). Individuals are grouped according to ORTO-15, EAT-40 and HEI-2010 scores. When orthorexic trends examined, half of individuals are found in orthorexic and number of orthorexia was more than orthorexic males than females. There was statistically significant correlation between orthorexic trends and body mass index for females (p< 0.05). When the behavior of eating disorders examined, 3% of individuals has determined that eating behavior disorders. All individuals tend to be case with daily dietary fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and mono unsaturated fatty acid intake was found statistically significant correlation with between the orthorexia (p <0.05) and eating disorders were found statistically significant for intake of Vitamin C (p <0.05). Conclusion: Eating disorders orthorexic tendency is demonstrated to be associated with nutrition and anthropometric measurements. For individuals with a multidisciplinary approach including dieticians for enhancing the awareness of the society be informed and healthy eating habits should be bringing in.