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M.Sc of Health Education, Prevention and Epidemiology of Non -Communicable Disease Research center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
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Objective: Overweight and obesity described as the most serious public health issues that can lead to long-term consequences .This study conducted to investigate whether breastfeeding has a preventing effect on the prevalence of overweight and obesity in adulthood.
Materials and Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study was performed on students in Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences (n=300) in 2013. Data were collected through cluster sampling method. Data was collected via a researcher made checklist. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, chi square and ANOVA in SPSS-16 software.
Results: The mean (±Standard Deviation) of body mass index (BMI) of students were 21.91 ± 0.4 kg/m2. The mean BMI of men was significantly higher than women. The prevalence of overweight and obesity was 16.7%. Based on the result, approximately 96.4% of the children had been ever breastfed; 11.1% of the children were breastfed for less than 6 months. Researcher found no association between the duration or exclusivity of breastfeeding and obesity and overweight in later life.
Conclusion: The results of our study did not show a significant association between the duration or exclusivity of breastfeeding and BMI in young adulthood.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/11/6 | Accepted: 2017/11/6 | Published: 2017/11/6