Hot Flashes Not Helped By Soy Products

by Linda Franklin – The Real Cougar Woman

Hot Flashes Not Helped With Soy by Linda Franklin The Real Cougar WomanRecently the New York Times had a great article by Tara Parker Pope.  She reports on a clinical trial that found that soy worked no better than a placebo for hot flashes and had no effect on bone density. That followed a similar finding about hot flashes from a clinical trial of flaxseed.

Study after study has shown that many nondrug treatments — black cohosh, red clover, botanicals, and now soy and flaxseed — simply don’t work.

“There is no alternative treatment that works very well, whether it’s a drug or over-the-counter herbal preparation,” said Dr. Deborah Grady, associate dean for clinical and translational research at the University of California, San Francisco.

The question is whether a woman is willing to trade off that risk for a very effective treatment for symptoms that are otherwise ruining her life.”

I highly recommend that you read Ms. Pope’s article.  Finally women are getting a much clearer picture about effective treatments for menopause.  Now, perhaps the researchers will start to include Bioidentical Hormones in their research.   It’s about time.  

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One thought on “Hot Flashes Not Helped By Soy Products

  1. Apparently Dr. Deborah Grady doesn’t read the journal Menopause. The March-April 2007 edition of the journal reported on an herbal extract (ERr731) of Siberian rhubarb root extract that has been shown to reduce hot flashes by 72% in premenopausal women in just 12 weeks, comparable to ultra-low dose HRT. The study is entitled “Efficacy and safety of a special extract of Rheum rhaponticum (ERr 731) in perimenopausal women with climacteric complaints: a 12-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.” An abstract of the study can be found at

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