Approximately 75-80% of women at reproductive age had Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). The PMS symptom is the desire to eat sweet foods. Zinc deficiency is often found in women with PMS. Theoretically, there is an imbalance of estrogen and progesterone hormone at PMS lead to unsensitivity sweet taste as a result of decreased zinc intake This study want to know the correlations between serum zinc levels and sweet taste sensitivity in PMS women. This study was an experimental study, the sample used simple random sampling consisted 7 peoples who were selected based on criteria. The sample devided into two groups: one group of women with PMS and one group women with no experience of PMS. Research was done in luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. There was no differences of serum zinc levels between the groups p=0.362 (p > 0.05); there was no differences in the sensitivity of sweet taste between the groups p=0,079 (p > 0.05); there was no correlations between sweet taste sensitivity and serum zinc levels p=0,340 (p > 0.05). There were no differences and correlation between sweet taste sensitivity and serum zinc levels in PMS.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of International Dental and Medical Research|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
- Serum zinc levels
- Taste sensitivity