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Nutrition 2022

Ayse Elkoca

Ayse Elkoca, Speaker at Nutrition Conference
Gaziantep ─░slam Bilim ve Teknology University, Turkey
Title : Women in the climacteric period may have nutrition


The climacteric period includes premenopausal, menopausal and postmenopausal periods and is a period of life in which the woman's reproductive ability to reproductive age has ended. Night sweats, hot flashes and sleep problems, psychological problems (anxiety, depression, restlessness, decrease in sexual interest, etc.), atrophic changes (vaginal atrophy, stress incontinence and painful sexual intercourse) and nutritional problems are the most common problems during this period. It is also seen in osteoporosis and cardiovascular diseases. Current evidence suggests that low-fat, plant-based diets are associated with beneficial effects on body composition, but more studies are needed to confirm these results in postmenopausal women. Along with other healthy habits, the Mediterranean diet may help primary prevention of bone, metabolic and cardiovascular diseases in the postmenopausal period. It consists of the use of healthy foods with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and is associated with a small but significant reduction in blood pressure, reduction in fat mass and improvement in cholesterol levels. These effects continue to be evaluated over a longer period of time with the assessment of difficult outcomes such as bone fractures, diabetes and coronary ischemia.

Audience Take Away Notes: 

The climacteric period and what needs to be done during this period are not well known by women. Yes, it is a natural period, but it brings many changes with it. During this period, women will learn that they need to pay more attention to their bodies. Nutrition is one of them. Many chronic diseases can be prevented with nutritional management.


Elkoca studied Nursing at Atatürk University in Turkey and graduated in 2010 with a master's degree. Then he worked as a lecturer at Gumushane University Health Services Vocational School for 10 years. He received his PhD degree from Atatürk University, Department of Public Health in 2021. She is currently working as a faculty member at Gaziantep University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Midwifery. He has published research articles in SCI(E) journals.