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Dietary patterns of smokers and non‐smokers in the United Arab Emirates

Abdulrahman O. Musaiger (Director of Nutritional Studies, Bahrain Center for Studies and Research, Manama, Bahrain)
Nadia Abdulraoof (Nutritionist at the Food Laboratory, Dubai Municipality, Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Nutrition & Food Science

ISSN: 0034-6659

Article publication date: 1 August 2004

Abstract

Data on 203 Emirati men were taken to study the differences among smokers, ex‐smokers and non‐smokers in food intake. Results revealed that there was no statistically significant association between smoking and frequency intake of some common foods. However, smokers were less likely to consume fruits and vegetables, and more likely to consume tea and fish than other groups. Intervention programmes to control smoking should take into consideration the dietary habits and lifestyle of smokers to reduce the risk of chronic diseases among them.

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Musaiger, A.O. and Abdulraoof, N. (2004), "Dietary patterns of smokers and non‐smokers in the United Arab Emirates", Nutrition & Food Science, Vol. 34 No. 4, pp. 179-180. https://doi.org/10.1108/00346650410544882

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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