No matter where they are studying, college students often eat lots of fat-laden fried food while forgoing healthier vegetables. A new study conducted in the United Kingdom adds new details to how male undergraduate students often approach nutrition. The research conducted at Coventry University found that many male students take supplements and eat lots of protein but very few fruits and vegetables.
“They’re spending their money on dietary supplements such as protein powders, amino acids and creatine,” Dr. Richard Costa, one of the study researchers, told the Guardian newspaper. “They tend to go for a lot of high-protein, low-fat meat such as chicken o turkey breast from the economy and frozen ranges. Oh yes, and egg whites, without the yolks.”
What’s driving these nutrition choices? “They’re very focused on their body image and not just to meet sporting needs,” Costa said.
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