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Aim: To examine the recent evidence for dietary and lifestyle management of post‐reproductive health in women, specifically examining interventions for menopausal vasomotor symptoms, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, and dementia and cognitive decline.
Methods: Published systematic reviews and clinical trials were drawn upon and narratively synthesised.
Results: Physical activity of any kind and a plant‐based dietary pattern rich in extra virgin olive oil and fish, such as the Mediterranean diet, were found to improve menopausal vasomotor symptoms, cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis risk, and cognitive function. Vitamin D and calcium supplementation is may to improve osteoporosis risk only if the nutrients cannot be met by diet alone. Omega‐3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and resveratrol supplementation may have beneficial effects on cognitive function. There is no evidence avoiding “triggers” improves menopausal vasomotor symptoms, and nutraceuticals such as black cohosh may cause serious adverse events. Dietary restriction for weight loss may worsen osteoporosis risk.
Conclusions: Promoting a healthy plant‐based dietary pattern, whilst preventing both obesity and protein‐energy malnutrition needs, to be combined with physical activity. All interventions must be cost effective, culturally acceptable and enjoyable.
|Journal||Nutrition and Dietetics|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2020|
|Event||Dietitians Association of Australia 37th National Conference: Discover. Grow. Evolve - Melbourne, Australia|
Duration: 23 Aug 2020 → 25 Aug 2020
Conference number: 37th
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Nutrition for Chronic Disease and Disability: Research to improve health related quality of life and bring forward the under-represented voice
Reidlinger, D., Davidson, A., Campbell, K., Kelly, J., Mayr, H., English, C., Odgers-Jewell, K., MacKenzie-Shalders, K., Van der Meij, B., Crichton, M., Marshall, S., Turner, C., Marx, W., Utter, J., Maugeri, B. & Tang, X.
1/01/14 → 31/08/30