A diet rich in fruits and vegetables could alleviate various symptoms of menopause, according to a new study that could lead to better clinical dietary recommendations for women.
The study, published in the journal Menopause, said that, even though hormone therapy has been shown to be an acceptable method for treating menopausal symptoms, finding new dietary treatment options, especially for women who are at higher risk for hormone therapy, has been an active area. Of research.
They said that previous studies had suggested that dietary factors could play a vital role in estrogen production, metabolism and, therefore, symptoms of menopause.
In evaluating these studies, the scientists stated that the consumption of fruit or a Mediterranean diet, characterized by a high content of vegetables, fruits, cereals and nuts, is linked to a decrease in symptoms and complaints related to the menopause.
According to the researchers, while certain fruit and vegetable subgroups had a reverse association with menopausal symptoms, higher consumption of other subgroups appeared to be associated with more urogenital problems.
Citing an example, they said that citrus fruits can have a negative effect on urogenital scores compared to other types of fruit.
A similar effect can occur with green or dark yellow leafy vegetables compared to other vegetables, the scientists added.
“This small cross-sectional study provides preliminary evidence regarding the influence of fruit and vegetable consumption on the symptoms of menopause,” said Stephanie Faubion, medical director of NAMS.