Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Nutrition, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

2 Department of Nutrition, School of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


   Memory has an important role in human life, and any reduction causes many problems, and increasing it improves the quality of life. Research has shown that dietary intake is an important factor in brain function and development which might affect the level of memory. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between eating habits and memory status and anthropometric indices of local and non-local students of Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch of Tehran. In this descriptive cross-sectional study, 190 students, 97 boys and 93 girls (134 local and 56 non-local) 18 to 50 years old from the Science and Research Branch of Islamic Azad University were chosen randomly. The required data were collected by a general information questionnaire and memory was collected using Kim Karad Memory Questionnaire. Eating habits were also assessed using the IAUFHQ-82 questionnaire. Data were analyzed using SPSS software. Based on the present study no significant relationship was found between eating habits and memory status and body mass index. Furthermore, no significant difference was observed between the eating habits of local and non-local students. Surprisingly no insignificant relationship was observed between eating habits and memory status and body mass index; hence, it is necessary to conduct further studies with large-scale sample size.


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