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Relationships Between the Purposes of Taurine-Contained Nutritional Drink Intake and Lifestyle Habits: A Cross-Sectional Survey of Workers in Japan

  • Makoto Ohtsuki
  • Akinobu Nishimura
  • Toshihiro Kato
  • Yusuke Wakasugi
  • Rie Nagao-Nishiwaki
  • Tomiko Shibata
  • Hiromi Okada
  • Takeshi Ohkubo
  • Ning MaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1155)

Abstract

This study surveyed that the relationship between the frequencies of intake of taurine-contained nutritional drinks (TCND), and lifestyle and the purposes of intake it. The study was conducted a cross-sectional survey using 265 people (203 male, 62 female) aged 18–64 worked in two companies in Mie Prefecture, Japan between December 2017 and February 2018. The questionnaires gathered characteristics, demographic, socioeconomic, lifestyle habits and purpose of TCND intake. We divided the frequency of intake of TCND of at least a few times every month as the high-frequency TCND (HF-TCND) group, and the remaining as the low-frequency TCND (LF-TCND) group. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to investigate the relationship between characteristics, demographic, socioeconomic, lifestyle habits and purpose of TCND intake and HF-TCND after controlling for individual variables. Of all participants, 13.4% was evaluated as HT-CND. 16.3% for male or 4.3% for female were evaluated as HF-TCND (p < 0.05). The most reason for frequent choosing a TCND was fatigue recovery. Logistic regression analysis showed that sex, occupation, purpose of TCND intake and stressful are related to HF-TCND. Our study indicates that purpose of TCND intake, such as fatigue recovery and reducing stress, may partly affect the frequency of intake of TCND. Therefore, we must continue to show scientific evidence for taurine by enlightenment activity etc.

Keywords

Taurine-contained nutritional drinks Cross-sectional survey Workers Lifestyle habits Fatigue recovery 

Abbreviations

TCNB

Taurine-contained nutritional drinks

HF-TCND

High-frequency TCND

HF-TCND

Low-frequency TCND

OR

Odds ratios

CI

Confidence intervals

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors thank all of the participants in this study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Makoto Ohtsuki
    • 1
  • Akinobu Nishimura
    • 2
  • Toshihiro Kato
    • 3
  • Yusuke Wakasugi
    • 1
  • Rie Nagao-Nishiwaki
    • 4
  • Tomiko Shibata
    • 5
  • Hiromi Okada
    • 6
  • Takeshi Ohkubo
    • 7
  • Ning Ma
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of Clinical NutritionSuzuka University of Medical ScienceSuzukaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic and Sports MedicineMie University Graduate School of MedicineTsuJapan
  3. 3.Department of RehabilitationSuzuka Kaisei HospitalSuzukaJapan
  4. 4.Faculty of Nursing ScienceSuzuka University of Medical ScienceSuzukaJapan
  5. 5.Department of Public Health and Welfare, Mie Prefectural GovernmentSuzuka Public Health CenterSuzukaJapan
  6. 6.Department of Public Health and Welfare, Mie Prefectural GovernmentTsu Public Health CenterTsuJapan
  7. 7.Department of Health and NutritionSendai Shirayuri Women’s CollegeSendaiJapan

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