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Are soya foods useful during menopause?

Q: Is soyabean oil helpful/useful for women in their menopause period? Please suggest other methods of soya intake?

A:Many women experience positive results by eating soyabean. Soya foods contain isoflavones (natural plant oestrogen) that have similar properties to human oestrogen, but are much weaker. Isoflavones can bind to the bodys oestrogen receptors and help offset the drop in oestrogen that occurs at menopause. Scientists have shown isoflavones function similarly to HRT without producing the risks associated with this controversial treatment. Soya foods offer women a more natural way to treat their menopausal symptoms. Research on soya protein and isoflavones indicate that soya can help to relieve hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, and vaginal dryness. Besides helping regulate estrogen when it is declining, soy can also help with other conditions such as osteoporosis, heart attack, stroke and breast cancer.

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