Does eating soy foods help with hot flashes?
Image thanks to Katy.Tresedder.
All right, back to foodsSoy consumption helps ameliorate symptoms of menopause. Now as with nearly everything in the field of human nutrition, the evidence is mixed, so the question is always “What does the balance of the evidence show?”
To bean or not, to bean.
Here’s what the science shows: There’s been a dozen studies on soy consumption and hot flashes, and one showed an increase in hot flashes. Three didn’t show soy did much of anything, but the remaining 8 showed significant reduction in hot flashes.
You can imagine what the headlines were like after the publication of the study at the bottom: “soy doesn’t work.” But you have to take the totality of evidence, and soy really does seem to help.
To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by veganmontreal.
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For some context, please check out my associated blog post: How Much Soy Is Too Much?