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


Samar A. Amer
Mai A. Hashem
Youmna, A, Amer


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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