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Title : Association between Body Mass Index and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Food Intake

Abstract :

Obesity can be determined in several ways, one of which is measurement of BMI (body mass index). The use of omega-3 supplements is known to reduce risk factors for metabolic disease, reduce the number of inflammatory mediators. The purpose was to assess the association between BMI and omega-3 fatty acid food intake. This type of research was a cross-sectional research design. The research location used in this study is around the Surabaya area starting in March-June 2022. The research location was carried out in Rungkut District, Surabaya, Indonesia. The method of data analysis in this study was to determine the relationship between BMI (body mass index) and omega-3 fatty acid food intake by using the chi-square test. There were no difference in between egg (p=0.203), milk (p=0.098), and supplement intake (p=0.060) with BMI. And there was a relationship between food intake in the form of fish and BMI, the lower the fish intake, the higher the respondent's BMI (p=0.000). Fish intake is related to BMI value, but requires further research in optimal fish processing.

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