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Akbari Torkestani N, Atarha M, Heidari T, Amiri Farahani L, Roozbehani N. Effect of Fenugreek Seed on Menopausal Depression: A Randomized Double-Blind Clinical Trial. J Arak Uni Med Sci. 2013; 16 (5) :1-7
URL: http://jams.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-2203-en.html
Department of Midwifery, Arak University of Medical Sciences, Arak, Iran , nakbari@arakmu.ac.ir
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Background: Depression is one of the most common problems in postmenopausal women. Diosgenin present in fenugreek seeds present study the effects of menopause on depression in menopausal women took the city in 1390.

Materials and Methods: In a randomized controlled trial enrolled 60 women with complaints of depression caused by menopause. Beck Depression Inventory on a sample of postmenopausal women and the inclusion criteria were enrolled. The samples were divided randomly into two groups, Diosgenin (6 g Fenugreek seed daily containing 25 mg Diosgenin) and sorbitol (25 mg daily) for 8 weeks were placed before and after 8 weeks of intervention questionnaire, Beck completed SPSS software was used to test the statistical Paired test scores before and after treatment were compared.

Results: Mean depression score decreased after 8 weeks took Fenugreek containing Diosgenin and sorbitol as compared with before of intervention of this study and it was significant.The comparison did not indicate a significant difference between the two groups.

Conclusion: According to the finding of this study, administration of 6 g Fenugreek seed containing Diosgenin for 8 weeks decreased menopausal depression . The need for further studies with longer duration and higher doses before any recommendations can be felt.

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Type of Study: Original Atricle | Subject: Obstetrics & Gynocology
Received: 2013/02/27 | Accepted: 2013/07/28

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