Consumption of Milk and Milk Products Among Young People of Pakistan; Cross Sectional Study
Keywords:Bone health, Recommended Dietary Allowances, Milk consumption, Young people
Background: Consumption of milk and milk products between 10-24 years of age is chief important; a crucial bone development age and during recent years consumption of milk and milk products had been decreased among young people. Current study was aimed to investigate the consumption of milk and milk products among young people of Pakistan.
Methods: Study design was Cross-sectional; two hundred individuals aged 10-24 years were selected via convenient sampling. Self-structured questionnaire with a combination of closed and open ended questions was used for data collection.
Results: Study provided that 152(76%) sample consumed milk once daily 298±234.90ml and 48(24%) did not consumed milk.
Conclusion: Results concluded that the consumption of milk and milk products among young people was low as compared to the recommended dietary allowances; thus a need to provide knowledge regarding the importance of milk consumption to assist in reducing bone health disorders
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