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  • Inventi:pcr/17787/15
    BIOCHEMICAL ASSESSMENT OF NUTRITIONAL AND HEALTH VULNERABILITIES OF POST MENOPAUSAL WOMEN
    Sheel Sharma*, Jyoti Vijay, Nidhi Agarwal

    India is facing the double burden of communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), there is need to prevent NCDs. Women in their post-menopausal phase become vulnerable to NCDs. Objective of this study was to assess the nutritional status of pre and post menopausal women residing in Banasthali University campus area of Rajasthan state, India. The present community based study was conducted among 30 women; 15 each in pre and post menopausal phase selected from a total of 72 and 56, respectively. Body Mass Index (BMI) and Waist Hip Ratio (WHR) were determined. Serum Triglycerides (TG), High Density Lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), Total cholesterol (TC) and Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol (LDL-C), Blood hemoglobin (Hb) and Serum iron levels were estimated along with Red cell Glutathione (RBC-GSH) and serum Thiobarbituric acid (TBARS) – the markers of oxidative stress. Energy, protein and fat intake of women were calculated using 24 hour dietary recall method. BMI and WHR showed statistically significant difference between pre and post menopausal women. No significant inter group difference was found in serum TG and HDL-C levels, whereas TC, LDL-C, hemoglobin, serum iron, red cell GSH and TBARS levels showed significant inter group difference in the pre and post menopausal women. Postmenopausal women seemed to have a higher risk of NCDs as per biochemical pointers of lipid, iron and oxidative stress status being significantly higher in post menopausal women vis-a-vis pre menopausal ones.

    How to Cite this Article
    Sheel Sharma, Jyoti Vijay, Nidhi Agarwal. Biochemical Assessment of Nutritional and Health Vulnerabilities of Post Menopausal Women. Inventi Impact: Clinical Research, 2016(1):18-21, 2016.
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