Now, researchers who took another look at 19 published studies find that soy supplements may help to counteract Menopausal Hot Flushes.
Soy has been touted as an alternative treatment to hormone replacement therapy after HRT was linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.
“For many women with symptoms and especially with concerns about hormone replacement therapy, trying soy for six to 12 weeks to see if it relieves their symptoms could be a first line of treatment,” says Melissa Melby, PhD, a professor of medical anthropology at the University of Delaware.
The study is published in Menopause: The Journal of The North American Menopause Society.
Two co-authors, not including Melby, have ties to the soy industry. The study had no industry funding.
What this study shows is that ingesting soy isoflavones will help you.
Soy for Hot Flashes: Another Look
Melby looked for published studies of soy for hot flashes in the medical literature through mid-December 2010.
All the studies compared the soy to a placebo. More than 1,200 women were in the studies, which included the U.S. and nine other countries. The studies continued for six weeks up to a year and included different amounts of soy supplements.
The researchers pooled the results of the individual studies to come up with their findings.
Soy supplements with higher amounts of the isoflavones called genistein were more than twice as good at reducing hot flash frequency than those with low amounts, Melby found.
If you prefer to get your soy from food, Melby suggests two servings of soy foods per day. That is roughly equal to two glasses of soy milk, or half a cup of edamame.
Manna Menopause Support with Soy Isoflavones
As Soy Isoflavones are one of the ingredients in the Manna Menopause Support, it once again iterate why this product works so well to counteract menopausal symptoms like hot flushes, etc.