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صفحه نخست /The Association between Body ...
عنوان
The Association between Body Mass Index and Hot Flash in Midlife Women: A Meta-analysis
نوع پژوهش مقاله چاپ شده
کلیدواژه‌ها
Body mass index ، Case-control studies ، Cohort studies ، Hot flashes ، Meta-analysis
چکیده
Objectives:The association between body mass index (BMI) and hot flash risk has not been specifically clarifies yet. This metaanalysis was, therefore, conducted to estimate the association between overweight and obesity and hot flash risk. Methods:We searched PubMed, Web of Science, and Scopus for observational studies addressing the association between BMI and hot flash until August 2015. Data were independently extracted and analyzed using 95% odds ratio (OR), and confidence intervals (CI) based on the random-effects models. Results:We identified 2,244 references and conducted seven studies with 4,219 participants. The association between hot flash and overweight was estimated 1.13 (95% CI: 0.97-1.32) and that of obesity was estimated 1.79 (95% CI: 1.52-2.11). No evidence of heterogeneity and publication bias was observed. Conclusion:This meta-analysis demonstrated that, though not to a great extent, obesity does increase the risk of hot flash. The findings from this meta-analysis indicated that obesity is associated with an increased risk of hot flash. Further large prospective cohort studies are required to provide convincing evidence as to whether or not BMI is associated with an increased risk of hot flashes.
پژوهشگران فاطمه شبیری(بازنشسته) (نفر اول)، انسیه جنابی (نفر دوم)، جلال پورالعجل (نفر سوم)، سید محمد مهدی هزاوه ئی(بازنشسته) (نفر چهارم)