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Ogino, T., Hasui, R., Hosoda, A. and Yamamoto, Y. (2006) Surveyon Desire to Be Slim, Consciousness of Body Image and Past Dieting Experience of Young Females. Journal of Human Life Science, 5, 25-33. (In Japanese)

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  • TITLE: Discussion on the Relationship between Dieting and Bone Density among Female College Students and the Health Guidance

    AUTHORS: Fumihiro Omasu, Kotomi Aishima, Mio Nasu, Youhei Hisatsugu, Keika Fuchigami, Tomomi Gotoh

    KEYWORDS: Body Mass Index, Desire to Be Thin, Dieting, Bone Density, Female College Student

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol.9 No.2, February 28, 2019

    ABSTRACT: We studied the relationship between dieting and bone density among female college students and the current state thereof. Female college students are generally thin, with the time to giving birth and raising the next generation approaching. We expect the results of this study will be useful in improving health guidance. The subjects consisted of 124 female college students. Their average age was 21.4. The ultrasonic propagation velocity of the heel bone was measured as the bone density value. Body height, weight, and BMI (Body mass index) were also measured. Further, a multiple choice and short answer survey was conducted regarding their desire to be thin and dieting. Classifying the subjects by BMI, 16 students were underweight (13%), 102 students were of normal weight (84%), and 4 students were overweight (3%). 95% of those in the normal weight group had a desire to be thin, while 44% of the underweight group had a desire to be thin. Moreover, 31% of those in the normal weight group were currently on a diet, while 21% of the underweight group was also on a diet. The distribution of bone density (%YAM value: Young Adult Mean) was as follows: 61 students (49%) were in the high density group (≥100); 58 students (47%) were in the middle density group (≥80 -