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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2014 | Volume: 17 | Issue: 7 | Page No.: 915-919
DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2014.915.919
 
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Body Weight Changes During the Menstrual Cycle among University Students in Ahvaz, Iran

Mohammad Hossein Haghighizadeh, Majid Karandish, Mahdiye Ghoreishi, Farshad Soroor and Fatemeh Shirani

Abstract:
Weight changes during menstrual cycle may be a cause of concern about body weight among most women. Limited data are available linking menstrual cycle and body weight changes. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between menstrual cycles and body weight changes among university students in Ahvaz, Iran. This cross-sectional study was conducted on 50 Iranian female students aged 18-24 years. Anthropometric indices were measured according to standard protocols. During a complete menstrual cycle, weights of participants were measured each morning. Seventy eight percent of participants had normal weight (Body Mass Index: 18.5-24.9 kg m-2). Body weight increased only slightly during the three days before beginning of the menstruation. By using repeated-measures ANOVA, no statistically significant differences were found in weigh during menstrual cycle (p-value = 0.301). No statistically significant changes were found in body weight during women's menstrual cycle in a group of healthy non-obese Iranian young women. Further studies on overweight and obese women are suggested.
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Mohammad Hossein Haghighizadeh, Majid Karandish, Mahdiye Ghoreishi, Farshad Soroor and Fatemeh Shirani, 2014. Body Weight Changes During the Menstrual Cycle among University Students in Ahvaz, Iran. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, 17: 915-919.

DOI: 10.3923/pjbs.2014.915.919

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjbs.2014.915.919

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