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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(7): 279-286
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.035


Effect of Dietary Habits on Menstrual Problems in Young Girls
Mumal Singh1 and Nikita Wadhawan2*
1CCAS, MPUAT, Udaipur, India
2CDFST, Udaipur, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Menstruation is a normal physiological phenomenon occurring in females. Menstrual disorders frequently affect the quality of life in young women. It is found that consumption of junk foods, lack of physical activities and skipping of meals mostly breakfast are the major causes of menstrual disorders which are on increasing trend amongst the young girls. So it becomes imperative to study the effects of these factors on menstrual cycle. Through purposive sampling hundred girls were selected for the study. A survey was planned and carried out with the help of a well developed questionnaire. The questionnaire included information about dietary habits like consumption of junk foods, skipping of breakfast, regularity and duration of menstrual cycle. Data’s were analyzed manually and tabulated in percentages. It was found that 39 per cent respondents had regular and 61 per cent had irregular menstrual cycle. Eighty one per cent respondents consumed junk food. Skipping of meals was observed in 80 per cent of respondents, Mostly breakfast was skipped by 72 per cent of respondents, lunch by 6 per cent and dinner was skipped by 2 per cent of respondents and 8 per cent respondents were regular dieting. A significant association between consumption of junk foods, dieting and skipping of meals on menstrual cycle of respondents was found in the present study. It was concluded that modifications particularly decreasing the intake of junk food and promoting healthy eating habits should be emphasized amongst the young girls for healthy menstrual cycle.


Keywords: Menstruation, Junk foods, Skipping of meals
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Mumal Singh and Nikita Wadhawan. 2019. Effect of Dietary Habits on Menstrual Problems in Young Girls.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(7): 279-286. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.807.035