Researchers at the University of Delaware recently reviewed the results of 19 studies on soy and hot flashes, involving more than 1,200 women, and found that eating two servings a day of soy for just six weeks reduced the frequency of hot flashes by 21% and the severity of them by 26%. Eating soy for 12 weeks boosted those benefits three-fold.
"If you're 50 and you've never touched soy, it's not too late," said Melissa Melby, PhD, the study leader. "We've found that it still helps."
I recommend a handful of Edamame (soybean pods) as a delicious and healthy treat for those entering menopause.
See the full article at University of Delaware website.
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