Effect of oral contraceptives on changes in weight and social eating patterns in freshman females : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)

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dc.contributor.advisor Kandiah, Jayanthi en_US
dc.contributor.author Blain, Danielle C. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-06T18:28:02Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-06T18:28:02Z
dc.date.created 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.other A-329 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/189517
dc.description.abstract Context: This randomized study examined if type of oral contraceptives (norgestimate/25 mcg ethinyl estradiol vs. 150 mcg desogestrel and 30 mcg ethinyl estradiol) affected weight gain and changes in social eating habits among freshman college females.Method: Anthropometrics (weight, height, and blood pressure) and food frequency questionnaires were collected from 69 females (18-24 years) at 0 and 3 months.Results: Although there was a change in weight, no difference in weight gain and body mass index (BMI) was observed between oral contraceptive users (OC-U) and non-users (OC-NU). Type of oral contraceptive had no effect on the amount of weight gained, BMI, blood pressure, or changes in social eating behaviors.Conclusion: Type of oral contraceptive had no effect on weight gain or changes in social eating habits in college freshman females.Keywords: oral contraceptives, social and eating habits, freshman females, weight, blood pressure.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 13 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nutrition. en_US
dc.title Effect of oral contraceptives on changes in weight and social eating patterns in freshman females : an honors thesis (HONRS 499) en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis.
dc.description.degree Thesis (B.?.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1373134 en_US


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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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