Molecular Healing: Soybeans Decrease Hot Flashes in Women
Posted Aug 24 2008 9:52pm
Soy products have been recommended for many years by alternative medicine practitioners for the relief of hot flashes in women. Hot flashes are caused by a decrease in estrogen that typically occurs during menopause. Studies have shown that women who eat a diet high in soy products suffer less intense and frequent hot flashes than those who don't. Soy products contain plant derived estrogens called isoflavones. These phytoestrogens take the place of hormonal estrogens and help to decrease the symptoms of hot flashes.
Now the use of soy products is catching on in the world of mainstream medicine. A study conducted at Harvard Medical School found that women who consumed a soy product experienced a 52% reduction in hot flashes as compared to a control group. There were also no side effects caused by the ingestion of the soy product.
The typical medical treatment for hot flashes is hormone replacement therapy but this can increase the risk for cancer and heart disease. Soy can provide a safe alternative.
The researchers used a specific product called AglyMax® at a daily dose of 40-60mg. There was no significant difference in the 40 or 60 mg groups.
More support for the use of natural molecular substances for healing...
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2008, January 16). Compound Found In Soybeans Effective In Reducing Hot Flashes In Menopausal Women. ScienceDaily. Retrieved February 13, 2008, from http://www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2008/01/080111205710.htm
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