17 Mar 2011 Blackmores Eating your Bs may reduce PMS 9458 views 1 min to read Good news for the pre-menstrually challenged among us! Recent research suggests women with high intakes of B vitamins from food sources have a lower risk of PMS. Women's health Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin 0 comments The true prevalence of PMS is unknown, but it has been estimated that it affects 15% of women of reproductive age in the United States. A case-control study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition evaluated whether B vitamin intake from food sources had a reduction in PMS. Dietary information from approximately 3,000 women was collected over a 10-year period. The study authors observed a significantly lower risk of PMS in women with high intakes of thiamine and riboflavin (vitamin B1 and vitamin B2) from food sources. The authors also concluded that food sources of B vitamins are well absorbed and are also naturally high in calcium and vitamin D - both of which are also beneficial in their role in preventing PMS. Foods high in vitamin B1 Wheat germ Rice germ Sardines Egg yolk Cheese Fortified foods Foods high in vitamin B2 Milk Dairy products Cereals Nuts Do you suffer from the dreaded PMS?