Iron vs premenstrual syndrome

Most women experience a series of symptoms and changes that not only alter their physical condition but also mood, days before their period. This condition is called premenstrual syndrome. However, this could very soon be part of the past.

According to an investigation carried out by the University of Massachusetts, in Amherst, and published by the American Journal of Epidemiology , women who eat a diet rich in iron have 30% to 40% less likely to suffer from premenstrual syndrome compared to those who eat a smaller amount.

The study, one of the first of its kind, suggests that the relationship between iron intake and premenstrual syndrome may reflect the role of iron in the production of serotonin, a chemical that regulates mood and emotions.

The researchers used data from around 3,000 women, who participated in the Nurses' Health Study II.

Women who consumed more iron did not have the syndrome; but, interestingly, the level of iron associated with a lower risk of suffering it was slightly higher than the current recommended daily amount.

A balanced diet can help you improve your physical condition and prevent problems. So, what do you expect to improve that habit of vita?

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