Soya supplements do not protect against postmenopausal changesBMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7457.68-a (Published 08 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:68
- Scott Gottlieb
- New York
Soya supplements containing naturally occurring oestrogen do not improve cognitive function, bone mineral density, or plasma lipids in healthy postmenopausal women, a new study says (JAMA 2004;292: 65-74).
The sudden decline in oestrogen levels after menopause coincides with the acceleration of several ageing processes, but because of the side effects of hormone replacement therapy some women have turned to naturally occurring oestrogens known as phytoestrogens (including isoflavones and lignans) that occur in plant foods such as soya beans, peas, fruit, vegetables, nuts, and grains.
In the study, Dr …