Maturitas ;May. The purpose of this research was to study the relationship between the menopausal status and body fatness.
Body composition was estimated by body impedance analysis. In pinworm pszichoszomatika subsample free estradiol and progesterone levels in saliva were quantified. Premenopausal women who were much older than pinworm pszichoszomatika median age at menopause had a higher amount of fat than their postmenopausal age-peers, while postmenopausal women, whose menopause occurred much earlier than the median age at menopause, had less fat than their premenopausal age-peers.
The body fat mass in premenopausal women with low levels of sex hormones was always below the age-median value of the menopausal status subgroups, while the body fat mass of postmenopausal women with high levels of sex hormone levels was above the age-median values.
Thus future epidemiological screenings of women exposed to higher levels of menopause-related health risks should be expanded beyond the estimation of menopausal status based pinworm pszichoszomatika on menstrual history to include sex hormone level assessment, as well as body composition analysis.