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What are the beliefs and behaviours related to sport nutrition supplements, particularly regarding UAE regulatory issues, among male fitness centre members in Dubai?
Abdulrahman Jairoun Ammar, Saleh Al-Hemyari Sabaa, , El-Dahiyat Faris, , , Karamah AL-Tamimi Saleh
Published in Elsevier BV
Volume: 8
Issue: 3
Pages: 934 - 938
Objectives: The current study sought to investigate how sport nutrition supplements are used among a population of gym users in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and the factors that underlie the consumption patterns of such supplements. Methods: A descriptive, cross-sectional study was carried out in fitness centres in Dubai, UAE. Face-to-face, questionnaire-based interviews were then conducted; the structured questionnaire that was used was mainly composed of two sections: demographic and socio-economic information and beliefs and behaviours regarding sport nutrition supplements. The data were analysed using SPSS version 24. Results: A total of 300 respondents participated in this study and completed the whole questionnaire. In this study, 40.3% (95% CI 34.7%%–45.9%) of the respondents reported using sport nutrition supplements. The statistical modelling results showed that the belief that sport nutrition has positive effects on exercise performance, the belief that sport nutrition makes users healthier and smoking status were jointly highly associated with sport nutrition supplement behaviours. Conclusion: The restriction of the availability of these sport supplements over the counter (OTC) is recommended, and health care providers and regulatory bodies are encouraged to contribute to efforts to provide counselling and raise awareness of the proper methods of use and the possible risks of such intake behaviour. © 2020 INDIACLEN
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JournalData powered by TypesetClinical Epidemiology and Global Health
PublisherData powered by TypesetElsevier BV
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