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Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte

Print version ISSN 1517-8692On-line version ISSN 1806-9940


PONTES, Luciano Meireles de; SOUSA, Maria do Socorro Cirilo de  and  LIMA, Roberto Teixeira de. Dietetic profile, nutritional status and prevalence of central obesity in recreative soccer practitioners. Rev Bras Med Esporte [online]. 2006, vol.12, n.4, pp.201-205. ISSN 1517-8692.

The aim of the study was to evaluate the diet profile, nutritional status and centralized obesity (CO) prevalence in recreative soccer practitioners. METHODS: Sample: 40 male individuals (38.6 ± 7.4 years). To evaluate the habitual consumption (HC) it was used a quantitative of meal frequency. The nutritional status was evaluated by the Body Mass Index (BMI). The CO was defined as waist circumference (WCIRC) above 102 cm. RESULTS: There was a predominance of "B" social class individuals (80.0%), white ones (67.5%), married (62.5%) and public workers (52.5%). The average showed: body mass of 77.2 ± 11.8 kg, as high as 1.71 ± 0.1 m, BMI 26.4 ± 3.1 kg/m2 and WCIRC 92.3 ± 8.8 cm, HC 2623.2 ± 438.5 kcal and the nutrients proportions was 48.2 ± 5.7% carbohydrates, 17.6 ± 2.4% proteins, 34.9 ± 4.2% total fat, 568.2 ± 112.7 mg cholesterol and 20.2 ± 6.1 g diet fibers. In relation to nutritional status, 35.0% are eutrophic, 52.5% present overweight and 12.5% present obesity. In relation to the obesity pattern, 12.5% present centralized fat. Among the correlations it was observed a strong association between WCIRC x IMC (r = 0.91) and WCIRC x body mass (r = 0,88). CONCLUSION: The soccer practitioners must be orientated over the nutritional adequation importance to life quality and sports practice, fact that is related to nutrients proportions that showed carbohydrates uptake reduction and high cholesterol and proteins uptake. The nutritional status showed values prevalence of overweight and obesity. The OC showed evident, that is dangerous because of the association of this obesity pattern with various chronic diseases that aren't transmissible.

Keywords : Obesity; Nutritional evaluation; Physical activity.

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