Warning: Men Lock Up Your Best China PMS Survey Shows 1 In 10 Women Admit Violent Behaviour

5 August 2005

Men across Great Britain beware – a new survey* commissioned by Efamol, has revealed that one in ten women have thrown something at their partner during that ‘time of the month’

The results of the survey, which questioned 1,000 men and 1,000 women about their attitude towards pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), reveal just how much the monthly ‘curse’ affects women across the country.

Findings show that despite appearing to suffer at the hands of their premenstrual partners, men have a surprising sensitive side when it comes to the monthly affliction. Encouragingly, men seem to accept and are sympathetic to the condition with only 2% believing that women use PMS to suit themselves. However, modern men still know when to fight or take flight with around one in ten young men making themselves scarce in the run up to their partner’s period.

When asked about their first period, one in four women admitted that they found it a scary experience as they did not know what was happening to their body. Interestingly responses to this question also highlighted different attitudes between generations. 25% of women between the ages of 15 to 24 years old revealed that they felt pleased when their period began, almost twice as many as women as those in the 45 to 54 age bracket.

Thankfully, help is at hand due to the launch of a new practical guide to reducing the symptoms of PMS naturally. Written by Suzannah Olivier, nutritionist and author of ‘Food Medicine’ and ‘Natural Hormone Balance’, the guide provides practical advice to help relieve symptoms through diet, exercise, relaxation techniques and includes easy-to-follow meal plans.

Suzannah Olivier comments: ‘PMS affects up to 80 per cent of women of child bearing age with symptoms causing discomfort and disruption to their daily lives. Many women aren’t aware that making subtle nutritional and lifestyle changes, such as cutting down on caffeine and alcohol, taking regular exercise, eating the right foods and taking a supplement such as Evening Primrose Oil can make a real difference.’

The PMS guide is available free of charge to all women. For more information or for your free guide ring the Efamol Helpline: 0203 8651739.

* Research was carried out by independent market research company Ipsos – Capibus in July 2005

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