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Can foods with isoflavones help with menopause?

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Isoflavones (plant estrogens), found in foods such as tofu and soy milk, work in the body like a weak form of estrogen. So these foods may help relieve menopause symptoms, although research results are unclear. Some may help lower cholesterol levels and have been suggested to relieve hot flashes and night sweats.

From: Menopause and Good Nutrition WebMD Medical Reference

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The Food and Drug Administration.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements.

Kuanrong, L. , 2012. Heart

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 4, 2018

SOURCES:

The Food and Drug Administration.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Institutes of Health Office of Dietary Supplements.

Kuanrong, L. , 2012. Heart

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on August 4, 2018

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