The effect of body mass index, physical activity and caffeine consumption on hot flashes in Hispanic women

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dc.contributor.advisor Kandiah, Jayanthi
dc.contributor.author Suchshinskaya, Olga Y.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-01T15:27:32Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-01T15:27:32Z
dc.date.created 2012-05-05
dc.date.issued 2012-05-05
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/195952
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of: 1) caffeine consumption; 2) Body Mass Index (BMI); and 3) frequency and intensity of physical activity on the frequency and severity of hot flashes, in pre-menopausal, peri-menopausal, menopausal and post-menopausal Hispanic women. Ordinary Least Squares regressions indicated there was a statistical significant correlation between daily total estimated caffeine intake with frequency (R2=0.078 (F(8, 207)=2.2, P=0.029) and severity of hot flashes (R2=0.086 (F(8, 208)=2.45, P=0.015). Analysis of variance revealed that and increase in frequency of 30 min strength physical activity reduced severity of hot flashes by 0.72 on a hedonic scale (p<0.05). Conversely, caffeine intake of 100 mg increased frequency and severity of hot flashes (p<0.001, p=0.004, respectively).
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
dc.subject.lcsh Caffeine -- Physiological effect.
dc.subject.lcsh Exercise -- Physiological aspects.
dc.subject.lcsh Body mass index.
dc.subject.lcsh Hispanic American women.
dc.subject.mesh Menopause.
dc.title The effect of body mass index, physical activity and caffeine consumption on hot flashes in Hispanic women en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1671224


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