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The Effect of Sesame Butter – Supplemented Breakfast in Comparison to Common Breakfast on the Severity of Primary Dysmenorrhea in the Students of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences

Author(s): Fatemeh Haidari | Majid Mohammad Shahi | Esmat Shirbeigi

Journal: Jundishapur Scientific Medical Journal
ISSN 2252-052X

Volume: 11;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 193;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Primary Dysmenorrheal | Sesame | Young Women.

Background and Objective: Primary dysmenorrhea is a common medical disorder in young women. The non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are considered to be the common agents to treat it. Regarding the anti-inflammatory effects of sesame, the present study was conducted to evaluate the effect of sesame butter-supplemented breakfast in comparison to common breakfast on the severity of primary dysmenorrhea in the students of Ahvaz University of Medical Science. Subjects and Methods: In this clinical trial, 60 female single students (18-25 years old) with dysmenorrhea were randomly divided into case and control groups. Subjects in the case group were treated with sesame butter-supplemented breakfast from 2 days before menses to 3 days after it, for 2 consecutive months. In the control group, the subjects were asked to eat common breakfast. Menstrual, anthropometric and dietary parameters were assessed and analyzed statistically. Results: At the baseline, there were no significant differences in menstrual characteristics, anthropometric indices and dietary intake data between the two groups. Eating sesame supplemented breakfast for 5 days in two consecutive menses reduced the severity of primary dysmenorrhea significantly (p
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