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Soy protein isoflavones do not reduce postmenopausal complications

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.329.7469.0-f (Published 30 September 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:0-f

Question Do isoflavones improve cognitive function, bone mineral density, and plasma lipids in postmenopausal women?

Synopsis Recent trials have not shown a benefit of postmenopausal oestrogen in improving cognitive function, reducing cardiovascular complications, or maintaining long term protection against fractures. These authors evaluated whether naturally occurring plant isoflavones (phytoestrogens) can be used as an effective alternative for …

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