publication . Article . 2013

The use of appetite suppressants among health sciences undergraduate students in Southern Brazil

Carlos Zubaran; Rubia Lazzaretti;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2013 Journal: Einstein, volume 11, issue 1, pages 47-52 (issn: 1679-4508, eissn: 2317-6385, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Instituto Israelita de Ensino e Pesquisa Albert Einstein
ABSTRACT Objective: To investigate the prevalence of appetite suppressant use among health sciences students in Southern Brazil. Methods: Undergraduate students (n=300) from seven health science undergraduate courses of the Universidade de Caxias do Sul completed a questionnaire about the use of substances to suppress appetite. Results: A significant percentage (15%; n=45) of research participants used appetite suppressants at least once in their lives. The most commonly used substances were sympathomimetic stimulant drugs (5%), including amfepramone (3.3%) and fenproporex (1.7%). The lifetime use of appetite suppressants was more prevalent among Nursing (26.7%)...
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publication . Article . 2013

The use of appetite suppressants among health sciences undergraduate students in Southern Brazil

Carlos Zubaran; Rubia Lazzaretti;