Investigation of Eating Behaviors in Young Wrestlers

Aykut Aksu, Sevcan Altun, Osman Imamoglu, Kursat Karacabey


The aim of this study is investigate the behaviors of young wrestlers. The scale of eating behavior was completed by 210 young wrestlers. T-test was used for statistical procedures. Average age of females were 17.52 and males were 17.90 in young wrestlers who participated in the study. There were statistically significant differences between both healthy eating behavior scores and unhealthy eating behavior scores of female and male wrestlers according to gender (p <0.05). According to gender, female and male students' eating behaviors find statistically different (p< 0.05). Significant differences were found in healthy and unhealthy eating behavior scores of young wrestlers according to their weight reduction status (p <0.001). Healthy eating behavior scores were significantly higher in those who sometimes lost weight in research than those who often lost weight. Unhealthy eating behavior is higher in those who frequently lose weight. Eating behaviors were sometimes 168.14 in those who lost weight and 143.32 in those who often lost weight. Healthy and unhealthy eating behaviors of young wrestlers change according to gender. Eating behaviors of those who have frequently lost weight are sometimes found to be worse than those who have lost weight. Support should be given to nutrition of young wrestlers, especially during the stages of weight reduction.


Nutrition; eating behavior; young wrestlers

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