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The Myths and Realities of Soy and Menopause

If you're an aging woman who has been interested in health and wellness for a long time, then you know that there has long been a link between menopause and soy. It was believed for some time that women who were suffering from symptoms of menopause such as the typical hot flashes could find relief by adding soy to their diets. Ultimately, soy estrogen came into fashion as an alternative menopause treatment. However, recent studies have suggested that soy has only a limited effect on menopause and that most of that impact is due to the placebo effect rather than the benefits of soy itself.

So what's the truth when it comes to soy and menopause?

Soy can be one part of a healthy diet. As a result of that fact, it may be a useful addition to the basic nutrition of a woman who is going through menopause. It's not going to be a cure-all for menopause symptoms. But it can be used to boost the general health of the individual which has an impact on the overall feeling of wellness that a menopausal woman may experience. In other words, soy isn't a miracle food but it's good for you.

Learn more about this from Suburban Journals, John R. Lee and Epigee.

Question of the Day: Do you believe that soy is an important part of the aging woman's diet?

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