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Magnesium Research

Serum Mg and Zn levels in postmenopausal women Volume 24, numéro 4, December 2011

  • Auteur(s) : Elżbieta Grochans, Beata Karakiewicz, Tadeusz Kozielec, Agnieszka Brodowska, Jacek Brodowski, Andrzej Starczewski, Maria Laszczyńska, Iwona Noceń, Anna Grzywacz, Agnieszka Samochowiec, Dariusz Chlubek , Laboratory of Propaedeutics in Nursing, Pomeranian Medical University of Szczecin, Poland;, Public Health Department, Pomeranian Medical University of Szczecin, Poland;, Department of Family Medicine, Pomeranian Medical University of Szczecin, Poland;, Department of Gynaecology and Urogynaecology, Pomeranian Medical University of Szczecin, Poland;, Laboratory of Primary Health Care, Pomeranian Medical University of Szczecin, Poland;, Laboratory of Histology and Developmental Biology, Pomeranian Medical University of Szczecin, Poland, Department of Biochemistry and Chemistry, Pomeranian Medical University of Szczecin, Poland, Department of Psychiatry, Pomeranian Medical University of Szczecin, Poland
  • Mots-clés : Mg, Zn, serum, menopause, climacteric symptoms
  • Page(s) : 209-14
  • DOI : 10.1684/mrh.2011.0300
  • Année de parution : 2012

Approximately 30% of a woman's life is spent in the postmenopausal period. This is when steroid hormone deficiency is often accompanied by mineral homeostasis perturbations and deficiencies that could be related to the intensity of any clinical symptoms. The aim of this study was to assess how serum Mg and Zn levels in postmenopausal women correlate with climacteric symptoms, body mass index (BMI), and the time interval since the final menstruation. The study involved 171 healthy, postmenopausal women, who had had their final menstruation at least one year prior to the study and who did not use menopausal hormone therapy. Both hypomagnesaemia and hypozincaemia were detected in the postmenopausal women involved in this study. The analysis revealed statistically significant differences between serum Mg levels, depending on the time interval since the final menstruation (p<0.05). No statistically significant differences were found in serum Mg and Zn levels between women as regards the severity of the climacteric symptoms or BMI (p>0.05). In conclusion, serum Mg and Zn concentrations in postmenopausal women, not using MHT, were low. The average serum Mg levels decreased considerably with the time since the final menstruation. No correlation between BMI and worsening of climacteric symptoms and serum Mg and Zn concentrations in postmenopausal women, not using MHT was found.