Soy supplements are known to prevent hot flashes, night sweats, and other uncomfortable menopausal symptoms. But the latest in a series of disappointing studies reveals that soy supplements don’t actually have such an effect, they don’t reduce aging-related bone loss that can lead to osteoporosis.
During menopause, a woman’s body produces less estrogen and progesterone. Soy protein has been seen as a possible treatment 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 left for women? To avoid bone loss, women should stick to the basics … It means getting enough calcium and vitamin. D, [and] exercise regularly ”.