A healthy diet abundant in fruits and vegetables is known to benefit the body in numerous ways. Now a brand-new study recommends that it may also contribute in reducing numerous menopause symptoms. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS).
Although hormone treatment has been shown to be an acceptable technique for treatment of menopause-related symptoms for many females, the look for nonpharmacologic treatment alternatives is ongoing, specifically for females with particular threat aspects and those who are not candidates for hormonal agent treatment. Specifically, there has been a focus on identifying flexible lifestyle aspects that might avoid or reduce menopause signs.
Previous studies have recommended that dietary aspects may play a crucial role in estrogen production, metabolism, and as a result, menopause symptoms. In particular, the consumption of fruits or a Mediterranean-style diet plan, identified by a high content of veggies, fruits, cereals, and nuts, was connected to fewer menopause symptoms and problems. This new research study goes a step further in looking at specific vegetables and fruits and their effects on various menopause signs.
Scientist concluded that, although some subgroups of vegetables and fruits had an inverse association with menopause signs, a higher consumption of other subgroups seemed connected with more urogenital issues. Citrus fruits, for example, were called out as having a negative impact on urogenital scores compared with other kinds of fruits, as were green leafy or dark yellow veggies compared with other vegetables.
Research study results appear in the short article “Higher intakes of fruits and vegetables are related to fewer menopausal symptoms: a cross-sectional study.”
“This small cross-sectional study provides some preliminary evidence regarding the influence of fruit and vegetable intake on menopause symptoms. There is ample evidence that a healthy diet rich in fruits and vegetables has a beneficial effect on health in a myriad of ways, but additional study is needed to determine whether various menopause symptoms may be affected by dietary choices,” says Dr. Stephanie Faubion, NAMS medical director.