Soy isoflavones demonstrate effectiveness in treating hot flashes

03/27/2012 | NutraIngredients

Isoflavones derived from soy may help cut the frequency and severity of hot flashes, according to a meta-analysis of more than a dozen clinical trials. The isoflavones appeared to reduce severity of hot flashes by 26% and frequency by 21%. Genistein supplements "were more than twice as potent at reducing hot flash frequency," researchers said.

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