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2024: Volume 3, Issue 1

Consumption Pattern of Anti-obesity Drugs among Alexandria University Students Following Diet Regimen

Dina H Selim1,*, Mai Gamal Badr2, Dalia Ibrahim Tayel3

1Educational and Medical Complex, Al-Mawasah University Hospital, Alexandria University, Alexandria 21526, Egypt

2MD of Public Health Sciences in (Nutrition), Egypt

3Professor of Nutrition, Department of Nutrition, High Institute of Public Health, Alexandria University, Egypt

*Corresponding author: Dina Hamdy Selim, Fellow of Clinical nutrition, Al Mawasah University Hospital, Educational and Medical Complex, Alexandria University, Alexandria, Alexandria 21526; Egypt, Cell: +201224020689, ORCID: 0000-0002-6693-1436; E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date : February 25, 2024

Publication Date: March 21, 2024

Citation: Selim DH, et al. (2024). Consumption Pattern of Anti-obesity Drugs among Alexandria University Students Following Diet Regimen. Nutraceutical Res. 3(1):03.

Copyright: Selim DH, et al. © (2024).


Objectives:Toassess the consumptionpattern of anti-obesity drugsamong Alexandria University students following a diet regimen. Design: A cross-sectional study. Setting: Different four facultiesAlexandria University; 2 practical (Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Pharmacy), and 2 theoretical (Faculty of Commerce and Faculty of Arts). Participants: A sample of 245 undergraduate students of the 4 facultieswith body mass index more than 25kg/m2 and following diet regimen during the academic year 2019 – 2020.  Variables Measured: Data about the pattern of anti-obesity drug usage includedname of the anti-obesity drug used, dose, prescription, duration of usage and side effects were collected. Results: Consumption of anti-obesity drugs was reported by 25.3% of Alexandria University overweight and obese students following diet regimen. A high proportion of anti-obesity drugs were used without indication and prescription. Students explored floating, gases and fats within feces as some side effects. Conclusion: The most common type of diet was low carbohydrate diet among faculty students users of anti-obesity drugs, Students’ source of information about diet, physicians were on top, media was the second choice for information, about quarter of the studied sample were using one or more anti-obesity drug, high number of students showed a decrease in body weight upon using the drug.

Keywords: Anti-Obesity Drugs, Diet, Prescription, BMI, Weight Loss.

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