The objective of the study was to assess the eating habits of perimenopausal women (n = 100) from the point of view of hazards by the diseases of civilization. A method of threefold interview referring to the food eaten during the most recent 24–hour period and a diet history were applied (whereas the latter covered, among other things, a usual number of meals per day, a frequency of eating food products). The eating habits of the majority of women interviewed were improper, atherogenic, and close to the eating habits of other populations living in the economically developed countries. On the basis of the quantitative analysis, it was proved that the levels of components supplied with the food eaten exceeded the recommended amounts as assumed by the pro-health diet model in ca. 30-50% of the food rations consumed by the women interviewed (over 110%). The eating habits of the women investigated did not basically differ with regard to their levels of education. The energy ratios provided with one average food ration and originating from fat, protein and carbohydrates were 29.4%, 14.4%, and 56.1%.
women, eating habits, perimenopausal period