Iron helps to prevent premenstrual syndrome

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Shimla: Researchers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst found in a study that women who eat foods rich in iron are 30-40% less likely to develop pre-menstrual syndrome, compared to women who do not consume foods rich in this element. The study was one of the first that evaluated the impact of dietary and minerals on premenstrual symptoms.

The iron has a role in the production of serotonin, a chemical that regulates mood and emotions. This mineral also helps prevent fatigue, it is important for cognitive function, helps to improve muscle function and reduces fatigue. The researchers used data on about 3,000 women to study the benefit of iron for premenstrual syndrome. Iron is found in meat, fish and poultry, but also in beans, cereals and pasta.

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