Ayse Emel Onal

Istanbul University

Professor Ayşe Emel Önal, MD, was born in Istanbul in 1960. She graduated from Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty, in 1985. In 1995, she took a public health specialist diploma with her thesis titled \'The relationship between the health problems of elderly teachers living in Istanbul with Daily Life Activities and Instrumental Daily Life Activities\' in Istanbul Medical Faculty Department of Public Health. In 2005, she received the title of Public Health Associate Professor at Hacettepe Medical Faculty. Since 1991, she has been working at Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty Department of Public Health. In 2007, she started work as an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Health. She became a professor in 2011 and continued her duties in Istanbul Medical Faculty Department of Public Health. Since 2013, she has been working as the Head of Environmental Health Science, Department of Public Health, in Istanbul Medical Faculty. In 2014, she began working as the Director of Community Medicine Application and Research Center of Istanbul University. Since 2016, she has been working as the Head of Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health. She is editor to two international books and chapter author in three international books. Also she is editor to one national book and chapter author in four national books. She has more than 35 international publications in Web of Science; 15 of these are publications in which she is the first name. She has publications in over 190 national journals and papers in international and national congresses. Her H Index is 14. She speaks French and English. Her main research areas are epidemiology, gerontology, and environmental health.

1books edited

2chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Ayse Emel Onal

The body mass index has an important place in weight control. Attention should be paid to the regularization of anthropometric measures and to physical activity to protect from increasing obesity that is associated with chronic noncommunicable conditions, such as diabetes mellitus, cancers and cardiovascular diseases. Also, attention should be paid to the countries that are developing. The daily intake of calories, carbohydrates, oils and proteins, fibers, vitamins and minerals and clean water is essential for all individuals, especially for children and for pregnant women.

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