The The evaluation of the nutritional habits of 14-25 years old people with skin problems

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Pınar Sökülmez Kaya
Canan Asal Ulus
Bahtinur Taşcı


Nutrition; nutritional habit: skin problem; student


Aim:The aim of this study was to determine nutritional status of individuals aged 14-24 with and without skin problems such as acne, skin dryness and grease, hair loss, and to investigate the relationship between these skin problems and nutrition.

material and methods:This research, which was planned as a descriptive study in the survey model. The individuals who accepted to participate in the study voluntarily. The population of the study consisted of 400 people aged 14-24 of which 219 had skin problems and 181 didn’t have any skin problems. Skin problems was questioned with questionnaire form. Three day food consumption record and food consumption frequencies was questioned. Also anthropometric measurements was taken. P <0.05 was considered significant in all tests.  

Results: Among students, 251 women and 149 men. Among students 219 of them have skin problems and 181 didn’t have any skin problems. Mean BMI (body mass index) of students 20.95±2.67 kg/ in women; 22.65±3.17 kg/ in men. Mean body mass index in students with skin problem (SP) was 21.55 ± 2.91 kg/m2 and without SP was 21.61±3.07 kg/. Among students (n = 219), acne (35.2%) was the first skin problem. Gender, sleep duration, physical activity, frequency of eating out, consumption of tea with food, french fries consumption, daily water intake amount had a significant difference on skin problems (p<0.05). More skin problems were found in individuals eating patisseries (p<0.05). Those who not have skin problems were more consumed than milk yogurt, buttermilk and mineral water (p<0.05).

Conclusions: In this study, it was showed that skin problems could be affected by environmental and personal property. In order to establish a relationship between these problems and nutrition this properites should be examined. There is not enough research on this subject and another randomized controlled trials are needed to determine the relationship.


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