Effect of Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementations during weight loss on Some Anthropometric Measurements. In Peri menopausal women, Zagazig University Club

  • Ola Harb Public health and community medicine, faculty of medicine.
Keywords: ca, vitamin d, overweight, obesity, perimenopause.


Introduction new research suggests that calcium and vitamin D supplements may be useful in preventing weight gain during menopause. Women going through menopause often experience unusual weight gain, especially around the abdomen, which can be a risk factor for other health problems, such as heart diseases .So we aimed to assess the influence of ca and vitamin d on the anthropometric measurements in preimenopausal overweight and obesity females, in the fitness club at Zagazig University.

Material and methods; This was  a interventional study   conducted for  three months on  146 women who fulfilled the selection criteria and randomly allocated in the studied groups  each  group was  73 females participating in the weight loss program (balanced low caloric diet with planned  exercise program ) alone (control group ),or with  ca and vitamin d supplement (supplement group ) .for quantitative data analysis  a student t test was  used .

Results, the studied groups aged around 45.7 years (38-50), showed no significant difference (p>0.05) as regards all the demographic variables and anthropometric measurements before the intervention. After the intervention, there was a statistical significant reduction in the WC, body Wt., and BMI   at the supplement group (p < 0.05).

Conclusions, Ca and vitamin d is very important component in the weight reduction programs for perimenopausal women and for heathy menopause.


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Harb, O. (2019). Effect of Calcium and Vitamin D Supplementations during weight loss on Some Anthropometric Measurements. In Peri menopausal women, Zagazig University Club. Journal of Medical Practice and Review, 3(01). Retrieved from http://jmpr.info/index.php/jmpr/article/view/133