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The Effects of Dietetic Therapies on Stress, Waist Measurements, Triglyceride Levels, Diarrhea and Constipation With Reference to Menopause


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1 Department of Psychology, Nagpur University, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
     

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To find out which type of dietetic intervention(s) can assuage the selected symptoms of menopause, as compared to each other and a control group. A sample of 200 menopausal (pen-menopausal & post-menopausal women) was selected from Nagpur city (urban area). The subjects were then divided into four groups (n=50 each group), three experimental and one control and the three experimental groups were assigned three different, six weeks long dietary interventions, namely the high protein dietary intervention, the high-frequency dietary intervention and the traditional weight loss dietary intervention. The data were collected before and after the dietary programs and compiled into a 2X4 ANOVA design with the pre and post test results being analyzed with the Student's t test. The post-hoc Tukey's test was employed to then differentiate between the efficacies of each dietary intervention. The three different types of diets demonstrated positive results for the different variables. The high protem dietary intervention was seen to havethemostpositiveeffect on stress, triglyceride levels, diarrhea andconstipation, while the high-frequency dietary intervention had a positive result on triglyceride levels and constipation and the traditional weight loss dietary intervention had a positive efi-ect on stress, triglyceride levels and diarrhea. Depending on the most pressing symptom(s) presented by the menopausal woman, any of the three dietary interventions can be used to help relieve her distress. Food as a medium of alleviating the distress caused by menopause can have a statistically significant effect and should be preferred to medications.

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Menopause, Diet, Stress, Anthropometry, Triglycerides, Constipation.
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Shefali Kamal Kumar
Department of Psychology, Nagpur University, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India
N. R. Mrinal
Department of Psychology, Nagpur University, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

Abstract


To find out which type of dietetic intervention(s) can assuage the selected symptoms of menopause, as compared to each other and a control group. A sample of 200 menopausal (pen-menopausal & post-menopausal women) was selected from Nagpur city (urban area). The subjects were then divided into four groups (n=50 each group), three experimental and one control and the three experimental groups were assigned three different, six weeks long dietary interventions, namely the high protein dietary intervention, the high-frequency dietary intervention and the traditional weight loss dietary intervention. The data were collected before and after the dietary programs and compiled into a 2X4 ANOVA design with the pre and post test results being analyzed with the Student's t test. The post-hoc Tukey's test was employed to then differentiate between the efficacies of each dietary intervention. The three different types of diets demonstrated positive results for the different variables. The high protem dietary intervention was seen to havethemostpositiveeffect on stress, triglyceride levels, diarrhea andconstipation, while the high-frequency dietary intervention had a positive result on triglyceride levels and constipation and the traditional weight loss dietary intervention had a positive efi-ect on stress, triglyceride levels and diarrhea. Depending on the most pressing symptom(s) presented by the menopausal woman, any of the three dietary interventions can be used to help relieve her distress. Food as a medium of alleviating the distress caused by menopause can have a statistically significant effect and should be preferred to medications.

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Menopause, Diet, Stress, Anthropometry, Triglycerides, Constipation.