Nutritional Risk Factors Associated with Vasomotor Symptoms in Women Aged 40-65 Years

Tijerina, Alexandra; Barrera, Yamile; Solis-Perez, Elizabeth; Salas, Rogelio; Jasso, Jose L.; Lopez, Veronica; Ramirez, Erik; Pastor, Rosario; Tur, Josep A.; Bouzas, Cristina


Vasomotor symptoms (VMS) are the most common symptoms among menopausal women; these include hot flashes and night sweats, and palpitations often occur along with hot flashes. Some studies in Mexico reported that around 50% of women presented with VMS mainly in the menopausal transition. It has been proven that VMS are not only triggered by an estrogen deficiency, but also by nutritional risk factors. Evidence of an association between nutritional risk factors and VMS is limited in Mexican women. The aim of this study is to identify nutritional risk factors associated with VMS in women aged 40-65 years. This is a comparative cross-sectional study, undertaken in a retrospective way. A sample group (n = 406 women) was divided into four stages according to STRAW+10 (Stages of Reproductive Aging Workshop): late reproductive, menopausal transition, early postmenopause, and late postmenopause. Hot flashes were present mainly in the early postmenopause stage (38.1%, p = 0.001). Two or more VMS were reported in 23.2% of women in the menopausal transition stage and 29.3% in the early postmenopause stage (p 0.001). The presence of VMS was associated with different nutritional risk factors (weight, fasting glucose levels, cardiorespiratory fitness, and tobacco use) in women living in the northeast of Mexico.

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Título según WOS: ID WOS:000822237000001 Not found in local WOS DB
Título de la Revista: NUTRIENTS
Volumen: 14
Número: 13
Editorial: MDPI
Fecha de publicación: 2022


Notas: ISI