Injury, Stress, and Eating Habits

By Bryan Juarez

Posted on 04/21/16, 10:01 am PST

As seniors continue to countdown the days left to commencement,

three former student athletes, Patrick Rabbitt, Daniel Manfred and Joshua Godoy, took time to present their Health Science research at the Scholarly and Creative Works Conference last week.

Patrick Rabbitt, considered if artificial turf will increase injury risk among collegiate soccer players. His findings were inconclusive. However, he found no collegiate soccer player goes through his or her career without getting injured, therefore future studies should take place regarding the issue.

Daniel Manfred created his presentation on the self-perceived stress associated with self-perceived digestive function among college students at Dominican University of California. His hope was to shed more light on the importance of stress on college students and its less obvious effects on students’ bodies.

Joshua Godoy concentrated his study on eating habits associated with BMI. His data showed no association between a student’s traditional meal occurrence with their BMI, nor with the occurrence of fast food, home-cooked meals, beer or alcohol, fruit, Mexican food, pasta, red meat, pork, turkey or chicken.