Foods that affect the onset of menstruation

Adolescent girls who consume more meat in their meals reach puberty earlier and have regular and timely menstruation.

Adolescent girls who eat more red meat start their periods an average of 5 months earlier than those who don’t.

According to the “Daily Mail” site, girls who eat a lot of fatty fish, their periods start significantly later. Girls whose periods start earlier are more prone to some diseases than others.

“This result is significant because there are very few dietary factors that we know affect the onset of menstruation,” said Erica Jansen, who led the study from the University of Michigan. “This finding may also help explain why eating red meat early in life is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer later in life.”

Scientists conducted this research by examining the diet of 456 girls aged 5 to 12 in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. These girls were monitored for 6 years until they reached their first menstruation.

Red meat consumption by these girls ranged from less than 4 times a week to 2 times a day, and those who consumed the most red meat started menstruating an average of 5 months earlier than the girls who ate the least red meat.

Eating fatty fish, including sardines, more than once a month also delayed the onset of menstruation.

20 April 1395 12:47

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