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SOY AND MENOPAUSE
Study cast doubt on Soy as Menopause Aid
Associated Press Medical Writer
Wednesday, July 7, 2004
A new study casts doubt on the value of soy powder as a substitute for estrogen pills. Dutch researchers found that soy did not
increase bone density in postmenopausal women, and did not improve their memory or cholesterol levels either.
"The results are, of course, very disappointing," said study co-author Dr. Sanne Kreijkamp-Kaspers of University Medical
Center in Utrecht. "It would have been nice to have soy as an alternative."
Many women and doctors have been looking for alternatives to estrogen because of recent findings linking estrogen-progestin
supplements to heart disease, breast cancer and senility.
Soy contains compounds called isoflavones that mimic the effects of estrogen, and it was thought that soy, like estrogen,
might ward off osteoporosis and relieve other symptoms of menopause.
The study, which appears in Wednesday's Journal of the American Medical Association, involved 202 women ages 60 to 75.
Half were given supplements of Solae soy protein powder to mix into their food or drink every day for one year; the other half
were given milk protein supplements. There were no significant differences between the two groups in mental function, bone
density or cholesterol after one year, despite previous studies showing soy works.
The authors noted that most of the women were long past menopause and said it is possible the study was timed too late to enable
them to experience any soy-related benefits.
Previous research has suggested that soy might help prevent bone loss immediately after menopause. "But it is much harder to reverse
the bone loss when the damage is already done," Kreijkamp-Kaspers said, adding that the same might be true for mental function.
It is also possible that other soy products would have different results. The study, funded by Dutch research organizations, used
only Solae powder, provided by its maker, the Solae Co.
Dr. James Anderson of the University of Kentucky, whose own research found soy protein lowers cholesterol, said older women should
not give up on soy. With soy's rising popularity, many manufacturers use mass-production techniques that can reduce soy protein's
effectiveness, but purer forms are still beneficial, Anderson said.
Representatives of Solae did not immediately return calls.
About equal numbers of women quit the study, mainly because of side effects, including digestive problems and complaints about the
supplements' taste. Similar side effects were reported in both groups.
A total of 175 women completed the study.
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Concentrated Natural Flax Hulls contains high levels of lignans
that mimics estrogen when absorbed by the body. It helps reduce menopausal symptoms such as "hot flashes" and other problems associated with
menopause. At the same time Flax Hull provide great dietary fibre as well as the Daily Value of Vitamin B12 in the form of Cobalamin. Flax Hull boosts
the immune system of the body and are great free radical scavengers. Flax hulls are completely natural and suitable for both vegetarians and raw
See below for a sample of Fortified Flax Hulls (1st pic) and Flax Hulls (2nd pic)
Each jar contains 180gm of fortified flax hulls or 150gm of flax hulls
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