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Pahlevan Nejad M, Moradi E, Moradi F. Nutrition and Military Rations in Operational Areas with an Emphasis on Food Content. Paramedical Sciences and Military Health 2016; 11 (1) :56-63
URL: http://jps.ajaums.ac.ir/article-1-74-en.html
1- Faculty of Religious Political Shahid Mahalati Sepah , ehsanmoradi779@yahoo.com
2- Walfare and Rehabilitation University
3- Zanjan Medical University
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Introduction: All human beings need the proper nutrition in order to maintain and improve their health as well as achieve optimal physical and mental health. Proper nutrition not only sponsor calories and nutrients that is needed by the body, but also increase or decrease an inappropriate weight. Moreover, it prevents a range of physical and mental disorders related to nutrition and promotes the ability of person. Providing a detailed food rations for the military, on one hand, would require a comprehensive review of the age, sex, anthropometric conditions, type of military activities, available facilities and on the other hand, the cooperation with all relevant sectors.
Methods and Materials: This research is theoretical and analytical method that was performed in terms of content (Content Analysis) and it should be noted that the accuracy of the material has been proved in several papers; in other words, they are not just a theory.
Results: From a military standpoint, diet (Ration) is the amount of necessary food for a military person in one day. Operational rations is a general term used for diets in operational areas and war. For the operational rations, the selection of a specific diet or a meal for individuals or groups depends on the logistical and the tactical conditions, environmental conditions, food consumption, Type of mission, enemy status, area of operation, and the time conditions.
Discussion and Conclusion: To participate in different parts of biological warfare, one military should be healthy enough to have enough ability for management and combat. Physical ability of a military requires suppliers and factors to prevent his immune system from weakness. Factors such as harsh climatic conditions, poor health and nutrition, other environmental stress are those that may reduce the physical capability of a fighter.

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Received: 2016/04/11 | Accepted: 2016/05/17 | Published: 2016/06/9

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