Menopause denotes the ceasing of reproductive ability in a woman and the start of increased risk for many chronic health problems. Early or late, menopause date abates the overall health of the woman. Early menopause (between age 40-45) can lead to osteoporosis, obesity, cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome while delayed menopause (between age 55-60) increases the risk of estrogen-responsive cancers.
Menopause symptoms, the methods available to soothe the transition stage and the outcomes after menopause are popularly discussed topics. There is also substantial research material published about the lifestyle and reproductive factors such as education level, smoking, marital status, occupation, age at menarche and use of oral contraceptive pills that serve as a foundation for determining onset age for menopause. Certain studies promote the fact that there are higher chances of early menopause in malnourished women or women with a low body-mass index (BMI) while overweight/obese women experience menopause at a later age.
A latest journal study published the fact that what you eat could determine when you start menopause. The study collected baseline data from 35,372 women between ages 35 and 69 questioning them on diet, reproductive history, exercise levels, weight history and use of hormone replacement therapy. After a four-year period when these women were followed-up, 14,172 women aged between 40 and 65 years responded. Of the lot, 914 reported that they had gone through natural menopause during the four-year period and the researchers found that on average, these women attained menopause at the age of 51.
The study considered 15 food items including vegetable proteins, oily fish, shellfish, grapes, herbal tea, tea and wines, tomatoes, sauces and low-calorie salad cream. Results showed that:
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Dietitian & Nutritionist Dr. Nafeesa Imteyaz.