by Linda Franklin – The Real Cougar Woman
Recently 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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