Volume : X, Issue : VI, June - 2020

Assessment of food cravings during menstrual cycle in young college women.

Anoosha Beauke R, Dr. A. Sundaravalli

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The awareness of food cravings that occurs during menstrual cycle in young women and the underlying causes is unknown by most of the individuals in the growing population. The study aims to assess the anthropometric measures, food cravings and the quality of life during menstrual cycle among 100 college going students of the age group of 18 to 23 years. The pre–designed questionnaire was developed to obtain accurate information. The findings show that during menstrual cycle, 81% experienced food cravings always, with a more liking towards sweet (40%) and spicy (34%) foods. There was a significant relation (p <0.05) between the number of meals consumed and the food cravings, but no significant relation (p>0.05) between the BMI and the quality of life. In conclusion, the food cravings had no effect on the anthropometric measures and the quality of life of the study population during the menstrual cycle.

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ASSESSMENT OF FOOD CRAVINGS DURING MENSTRUAL CYCLE IN YOUNG COLLEGE WOMEN., Anoosha Beauke R, Dr. A. Sundaravalli INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-10 | Issue-6 | June-2020


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