Red clover is no better than placebo for hot flushes

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 23 October 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:0-f

Question Is isoflavone from red clover effective in the treatment of perimenopausal hot flushes?

Synopsis Dietary supplements containing isoflavones derived from soy or red cloverare marketed as alternatives to hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women with hot flushes. A total of 252 women aged 45 to 60 years with at least 35 hot flushes per week and a follicle stimulating hormone > 30 mIU/ml …

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