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Skipping breakfast adversely affects menstrual disorders in young college students.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19468949     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In the present study we conducted a questionnaire survey to examine the relationship between dietary habits and menstrual disorders in young women. Subjects were recruited from 315 college students and were classified as: Group I, eating breakfast; Group II, skipping breakfast; Group III, not eating fast foods; Group IV, eating fast foods; Group V, not eating processed foods; and Group VI, eating processed foods. The intensity of dysmenorrhea was scored using three grades. All participants were further divided into groups based on having regular or irregular menstruation, having premenstrual symptoms or not, and self-perception of good or poor general health. General health was poor in Groups II and VI, and dysmenorrhea scores were high in Groups II, IV and VI. The incidence of irregular menses was also high in Group II. However, there was no apparent relation between premenstrual symptoms and dietary habits. These findings suggest that skipping breakfast adversely affects menstrual disorders in young college students.
Authors:
Tomoko Fujiwara; Natsuyo Sato; Hiroyo Awaji; Hiroko Sakamoto; Rieko Nakata
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of food sciences and nutrition     Volume:  60 Suppl 6     ISSN:  1465-3478     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Food Sci Nutr     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9432922     Medline TA:  Int J Food Sci Nutr     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  23-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Faculty of Home Economics, Ashiya College, Ashiya, Japan.
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