Title page for ETD etd-11092012-040303
|Type of Document
||Adams, Barbara Ann Nieland
||The effect of the human menstrual cycle on kilocalorie and nutrient intake
||Master of Science
||Human Nutrition and Foods
|Taber, L. Janette
|Hodges, Patricia A. M.
|Rogers, Cosby Steele
|Date of Defense
Kilocalorie, protein, fat and carbohydrate intakes of five women were examined during the period of at least one
menstrual cycle. Kilocalorie intake was significantly lower in the periovulatory phase of the cycle compared to the midluteal phase (t=2.10, p <.05). Carbohydrate and fat
intakes were higher, although not significantly, during the
midluteal phase compared to the periovulatory phase. Mean
intake was 85 kilocalories higher in the postovulatory
phase compared to preovulatory, but the difference was not
significant. Mean carbohydrate and fat intakes were also
increased, but not significantly, in the postovulatory
phase. Protein intakes remained relatively stable when
phases of the cycle were compared. A spectral analysis of
variance produced two cycles showing monophasic sine
component variations. Protein intake had a significant
monophasic variation in two cycles; fat and carbohydrate
had significant monophasic variation in one cycle each.
The period of two to four days contained the most often
significant sine components (10) and the period of five to
seven days was next with five significant values.
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