Soy does not prevent menopausal symptoms

Women in middle age often concerned with finding alternatives to hormone therapy to prevent bone loss and alleviate symptoms of menopause.

However, scientists from the University of Miami believe that soy supplements do not prevent hot flashes, night sweats and other unpleasant symptoms of menopause. They help and fight against bone loss that leads to osteoporosis.

The isoflavones in soy - too weak estrogen, so can't be a full alternative to hormone replacement therapy. Probably the women who take pills of isoflavones, should reconsider their methods of dealing with the unpleasant symptoms.

During menopause a woman's body produces less estrogen and progesterone hormone therapy replaces the hormones with medication and reduces unpleasant symptoms, at the same time it supports bone health. However, there is a hormonal therapy and the negative side is the increased risk of blood clots, stroke, bolesna heart and even breast cancer.

For many years, soy protein was considered as an alternative to hormonal intervention in Asia, indeed, with the Asian age less sick by osteoporosis, however, clinical results have shown scientists unconvincing.

After a two-year study, a bone scan showed no differences between using soy protein women and not using them. Also not affected by the consumption of soy and menopausal symptoms.

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Still to preserve bone mass should consume enough calcium, vitamin D, exercise regularly.

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