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Influence of dietary intake of dairy products on dysmenorrhea.
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PMID:  20492391     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: To determine the frequency of dysmenorrhea and its associated symptoms amongst a number of adolescent female students and to investigate the possible association between daily dairy product intake and dysmenorrhea.
METHODS: A self-assessment questionnaire was completed by 127 female university students aged between 19 and 24 years. Participants gave information that included demographics, the nature, type, and severity of pain associated with menstruation if any, management used to relieve dysmenorrhea, associated symptoms, and a general assessment of dietary intake of dairy products.
RESULTS: The prevalence of primary dysmenorrhea in the population studied was 87.4% with the majority of the participants' pain symptoms beginning a few days before and continuing through the first two days of menstruation. Forty-six percent of students were found to have severe dysmenorrhea. Abdominal bloating was the most frequently expressed symptom associated with dysmenorrhea amongst the population studied. Dysmenorrhea and associated symptoms were found in significantly fewer female students who consumed three or four servings of dairy products per day as compared to participants who consumed no dairy products.
CONCLUSION: Primary dysmenorrhea is common in young women. This study helps us to better understand the relationship between low dietary intake of dairy products and the risk of dysmenorrhea.
Khalid K Abdul-Razzak; Nehad M Ayoub; Ahmed A Abu-Taleb; Bayan A Obeidat
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1447-0756     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Obstet. Gynaecol. Res.     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-24     Completed Date:  2010-08-20     Revised Date:  2012-01-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9612761     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Res     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  377-83     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan.
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health
Dairy Products*
Diet Surveys
Dysmenorrhea / epidemiology*
Food Habits
Risk Factors
Severity of Illness Index
Young Adult

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