ASSOCIATION OF GREEN TEA WITH PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME —AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY IN YOUNG GIRLS

Authors

  • Sana Javaid Department of Physiology, Sharif Medical & Dental College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Sana Qanber Abbasi Department of Physiology, Sharif Medical & Dental College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Iqtadar Ali Rizvi Department of Zoology, Government Murray College, Sialkot, Pakistan
  • Nazish Jamil Department of Physiology, Sharif Medical & Dental College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Rabia Ahsan Department of Physiology, Sharif Medical & Dental College, Lahore, Pakistan
  • Ghazal Mansoor Department of Physiology, Sharif Medical & Dental College, Lahore, Pakistan

Keywords:

Premenstrual syndrome, Physical Symptoms, Green Tea

Abstract

Background: Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a health problem worldwide and involves both physical and psychological/behavioural symptoms. The objective of this study was to find out any association between green tea intake and physical symptoms of PMS among young medical and dental female students. Methods: This cross-sectional observational study was conducted at University College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Lahore. The study included 100 female medical and dental students, selected with convenience non-probability sampling technique, aged 18–26 years; 78 of them had premenstrual physical symptoms. Data were collected on a self-administered and preformed proforma. All participants were advised to take green tea (3 cups/day) for 3 months. The data were entered and analysed using SPSS-24. Results: Mean age of females suffering from physical symptoms of PMS was 22±1.6 years and the mean weight was 60.5±7.7 Kg. Abdominal bloating was the most common symptom affecting 48.7% of the PMS sufferers. The second most common symptom was acne in 32.1% of the subjects. After three months of green tea intake, the study participants were re-evaluated. There was a significant improvement in all physical symptoms of PMS (p=0.001). Conclusion: Consumption of green tea was associated with a decrease in the physical symptoms of PMS.

Pak J Physiol 2022;18(4):3?6

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Published

31-12-2022

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Javaid S, Abbasi SQ, Rizvi IA, Jamil N, Ahsan R, Mansoor G. ASSOCIATION OF GREEN TEA WITH PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME —AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY IN YOUNG GIRLS. Pak J Phsyiol [Internet]. 2022 Dec. 31 [cited 2024 Apr. 15];18(4):3-6. Available from: https://pjp.pps.org.pk/index.php/PJP/article/view/1404