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Soy-derived isoflavones don't help hot flushes

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 07 August 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:0-f

Question Are soy-derived isoflavone tablets effective for hot flushes in menopausal women?

Synopsis In this rather small Italian double blinded randomised controlled trial, women aged 45 to 60 years were randomised (allocation concealed) to soy-derived isoflavone tablets, two 36 mg tablets twice daily (n = 28) or placebo (n = 34). Women had to have at least seven hot flushes per day …

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