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”.