New Study Shows Soy No Help for Bone Loss or Hot Flashes
Soy supplements are reputed to stave off hot flashes, night sweats, and other uncomfortable menopausal symptoms. But the latest in a series of disappointing studies finds that soy supplements do not actually have any such effect, they do not reduce the aging-related bone loss that can lead to osteoporosis.
During menopause, a woman's body produces less estrogen and progesterone. Soy protein has been considered a possible treatment ever since researchers observed that women in Asia tend to have lower rates of bone loss and osteoporosis.
According to CNN:
"So if soy isn't beneficial, what options are women left with? To prevent bone loss, women should stick with the basics ... That means getting enough calcium and vitamin D, [and] exercising regularly".