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The relation between body mass index and speaking fundamental frequency in premenopausal and postmenopausal women

Evelien D'haeseleer UGent, Herman Depypere UGent, Sofie Claeys UGent and Kristiane Van Lierde UGent (2011) MENOPAUSE. 18(7). p.754-758
abstract
Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between body mass index (BMI) and speaking fundamental frequency (SFF) in premenopausal and postmenopausal women with and without hormone therapy (HT). Methods: A total of 105 middle-aged women participated and were divided into three groups: premenopausal women (n = 41), postmenopausal women without HT (n = 26), and postmenopausal women with HT (n = 38). The mean SFF (in hertz) of connected speech was measured using the Real-Time Pitch program from Computerized Speech Lab (Kay). Correlation coefficients were calculated using partial correlation between BMI and SFF, controlling for age. Results: A positive correlation was apparent between BMI and SFF in the group of postmenopausal women without HT (P = 0.021). In the group of premenopausal women and the group of postmenopausal women with HT, no correlation was found between BMI and SFF. Conclusions: In postmenopausal women without HT, increasing BMI is associated with increasing SFF. This correlation is possibly related to the higher amount of estrogen production in adipose tissue in women with a higher BMI.
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Menopause, Speaking fundamental frequency, Body mass index, Sex hormones, Voice, VOICE, MENOPAUSE, PARAMETERS, TRANSITION, HORMONE, AGE
journal title
MENOPAUSE
Menopause
volume
18
issue
7
pages
754 - 758
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000291924300005
JCR category
OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY
JCR impact factor
3.758 (2011)
JCR rank
6/78 (2011)
JCR quartile
1 (2011)
ISSN
1072-3714
DOI
10.1097/gme.0b013e31820612d5
language
English
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yes
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A1
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1175182
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1175182
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2011-02-28 11:59:29
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2012-04-26 13:06:03
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  abstract     = {Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between body mass index (BMI) and speaking fundamental frequency (SFF) in premenopausal and postmenopausal women with and without hormone therapy (HT). 
Methods: A total of 105 middle-aged women participated and were divided into three groups: premenopausal women (n = 41), postmenopausal women without HT (n = 26), and postmenopausal women with HT (n = 38). The mean SFF (in hertz) of connected speech was measured using the Real-Time Pitch program from Computerized Speech Lab (Kay). Correlation coefficients were calculated using partial correlation between BMI and SFF, controlling for age. 
Results: A positive correlation was apparent between BMI and SFF in the group of postmenopausal women without HT (P = 0.021). In the group of premenopausal women and the group of postmenopausal women with HT, no correlation was found between BMI and SFF. 
Conclusions: In postmenopausal women without HT, increasing BMI is associated with increasing SFF. This correlation is possibly related to the higher amount of estrogen production in adipose tissue in women with a higher BMI.},
  author       = {D'haeseleer, Evelien and Depypere, Herman and Claeys, Sofie and Van Lierde, Kristiane},
  issn         = {1072-3714},
  journal      = {MENOPAUSE},
  keyword      = {Menopause,Speaking fundamental frequency,Body mass index,Sex hormones,Voice,VOICE,MENOPAUSE,PARAMETERS,TRANSITION,HORMONE,AGE},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {754--758},
  title        = {The relation between body mass index and speaking fundamental frequency in premenopausal and postmenopausal women},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/gme.0b013e31820612d5},
  volume       = {18},
  year         = {2011},
}

Chicago
D’haeseleer, Evelien, Herman Depypere, Sofie Claeys, and Kristiane Van Lierde. 2011. “The Relation Between Body Mass Index and Speaking Fundamental Frequency in Premenopausal and Postmenopausal Women.” Menopause 18 (7): 754–758.
APA
D’haeseleer, E., Depypere, H., Claeys, S., & Van Lierde, K. (2011). The relation between body mass index and speaking fundamental frequency in premenopausal and postmenopausal women. MENOPAUSE, 18(7), 754–758.
Vancouver
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D’haeseleer E, Depypere H, Claeys S, Van Lierde K. The relation between body mass index and speaking fundamental frequency in premenopausal and postmenopausal women. MENOPAUSE. 2011;18(7):754–8.
MLA
D’haeseleer, Evelien, Herman Depypere, Sofie Claeys, et al. “The Relation Between Body Mass Index and Speaking Fundamental Frequency in Premenopausal and Postmenopausal Women.” MENOPAUSE 18.7 (2011): 754–758. Print.