Life habits of postmenopausal women: Association of menopause symptom intensity and food consumption by degree of food processing

Older age and higher education were protective against menopausal symptoms

Priscilla Rayanne e Silva Noll; Matias Noll; Juliana Zangirolami-Raimundo; Edmund Chada Baracat; Maria Laura da Costa Louzada; José Maria Soares Júnior; Isabel Cristina Esposito Sorpreso

2021

Scholarcy highlights

  • Older age and higher education were protective against menopausal symptoms
  • The Kupperman-Blatt Menopausal Index and the Women's Health Questionnaire were used to evaluate the main outcomes of menopausal symptom intensity and quality of life, respectively
  • Sexual, somatic, and memory and concentration symptoms are associated with a higher consumption of ultra-processed foods, whereas those with a higher consumption of vegetables reported lower menopause symptom intensity and a better quality of life
  • Regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks in 188 countries, 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the global burden of disease study 2013

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