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over weight and fecal micro flora

I Milsom, L Arvidsson, P Ekelund, U Molander, O Eriksson
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate factors influencing the vaginal micro-environment in elderly women. STUDY DESIGN: Vaginal pH, cytology (Karyopyknotic index, KPI) and bacterial cultures were assessed in 350 women (age 72.2 +/- 1.4 years, range 65-84 years) who were not taking estrogens. RESULTS: Vaginal pH was 6.5 +/- 0.1, KPI was 3.0 +/- 0.9% and bacteria of fecal type dominated. However, in some women the vaginal micro-environment resembled that of fertile women, with a predominance of lactobacilli (n = 68), low pH (n = 41) and an increased maturation index (n = 57)...
May 1993: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
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