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

Kianmehr, M. and Tavakolizadeh, J. and Akbari, A. and Heydari, S. T. and Masoumzadeh, M. and Rasekhi, H. and Abbasnezhad, A. and Brahimzadeh-Bideskan, A. and Irani, H. and Ghiasi, R. and Mansourian, M. R. and Hossaini, Z. (2014) The Effect of Consuming Food With “Warm” or “Cold” Temperaments on Students’ Mental Health and Aggression. Shiraz E-Med J, 15 (1). e19736.

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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.

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