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Revista Brasileira de Educação Física e Esporte

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FORTES, Leonardo de Sousa; MATTA, Marcelo de Oliveira; PAES, Santiago Tavares  and  FERREIRA, Maria Elisa Caputo. Risk factors associated with feeding behavior of players. Rev. bras. educ. fís. esporte [online]. 2012, vol.26, n.3, pp.447-454. ISSN 1807-5509.

The inappropriate eating behavior (IEB) appears to be associated with numerous factors. However, the population of athletes, especially males, is  lacking in such investigations. The purpose of this study was to identify  risk factors for IEB in young footballers. 271 footballers of Juiz de Fora/MG were evaluated. IEB was assessed by applying the Eating Attitudes Test (EAT-26). The body dissatisfaction was verified through the Body Shape Questionnaire. We measured from this weight and height to calculate the body mass index (BMI), and skinfold thickness in order to estimate the adiposity. We carried out binary logistic regression to assess risks on the IEB, instilling a significance level of 5%. It was observed that only body dissatisfaction remained associated with IEB, both the simple model, as adjusted for all the variables (p < 0.05). It was concluded that body dissatisfaction presented risks to the manifestation of IEB.

Keywords : Eating disorders; Athletes; Soccer.

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