Research Publications on Dietary Fiber for Menstrual Health

Associations of menstrual pain with intakes of soy, fat and dietary fiber in Japanese women; European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2005; Link

In a cross-sectional study of 276 Japanese women aged 19-24 from three colleges and two nursing schools, researchers investigated the relationship between dietary intake and menstrual pain severity. They found that higher dietary fiber intake was significantly associated with reduced menstrual pain (r=−0.12, P=0.04) after adjusting for age, smoking status, age at menarche, and total energy intake. However, intakes of soy and fat did not show a significant correlation with menstrual pain severity. The study suggests that while the link between dietary fiber and menstrual pain is modest, it merits further investigation to understand its potential for managing dysmenorrhea.