The Effect of Consuming Food With “Warm” or “Cold” Temperaments on Students’ Mental Health and Aggression

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Mojtaba Kianmehr 1 , Jahanshir Tavakolizadeh 2 , * , Ali Akbari 3 , Seyyed Taghi Heydari 4 , Mohamad Masoumzadeh 5 , Hamid Rasekhi 6 , Abbasali Abbasnezhad 7 , Alireza brahimzadeh-Bideskan 8 , Hassan Irani 9 , Reza Ghiasi 10 , Mohammad Reza Mansourian 9 , Zahra Hossaini 11

1 Department of Medical Physics, Faculty of Medicine, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, IR Iran

2 Department of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, IR Iran

3 Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, IR Iran

4 Department of Biostatistics, Jahrom University of Medical Sciences, Jahrom, IR Iran

5 Department of Anesthesia, Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IR.Iran

6 Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases Research Center, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, IR Iran

7 Department of Medical Physiology, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IR Iran

8 Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, IR Iran

9 Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, IR Iran

10 Department of English and Linguistics, Payam Noor University, Gonabad, IR Iran

11 Department of Nutrition, Gonabad University of Medical Sciences, Gonabad, IR Iran

How to Cite: Kianmehr M, Tavakolizadeh J, Akbari A, Heydari S T, Masoumzadeh M, et al. The Effect of Consuming Food With “Warm” or “Cold” Temperaments on Students’ Mental Health and Aggression, Shiraz E-Med J. 2014 ; 15(1):e93964.

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Shiraz E-Medical Journal: 15 (1); e93964
Published Online: January 15, 2014
Article Type: Research Article
Received: May 18, 2019
Accepted: April 10, 2014

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Abstract

Background: Aggression is a complex behavior affected by different psychological, genetic, and biological factors. Nutrition is an important factor affecting aggressive behavior.

Objectives: The aim of the present research was to study the effect of cold and hot nature food on students’ mental health and aggressive behavior.

Materials and Methods: In a quasi-experimental study, we recruited 61 normal students in Gonabad University of Medical Sciences during summer semester. The students were randomly allocated into three groups for three weeks, of which one group was served with food of normal nature, the second with hot food and the third group with food of cold nature. Students' mental health and aggressive behavior were measured by General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) and Buss and Perry Aggression Questionnaire before and after intervention.

Results: There were no significant differences in demographic characteristics and physical examination among students of three groups (P > 0.05). There was no significant difference regarding mental health and its components after serving the students with normal, hot, or cold nature food (P > 0.05). No significant differences in aggressive behavior and associated factors were found among three groups of students before and after intervention (P > 0.05).

Conclusions: The findings of this study showed that cold and hot nature of food had no effect on students’ mental health and aggressive behavior.

Keywords

Mental health Aggression Food Students

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