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Can Soy Decrease Menopause Symptoms? - HER Daily Dose

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In this edition of EmpowHER's "HER Daily Dose" Bailey Mosier examines a study that claims that consuming two servings of soy per day could lessen the symptoms of menopause.

Hi, I’m Bailey Mosier. This is your EmpowHER HER Daily Dose.

For women looking to ease the side effects of menopause, upping your daily consumption of soy may do the trick.

Researchers from the University of Delaware analyzed the results of 19 studies, which included 1,200 women, and found that two servings of soy a day is linked with a decrease in hot flash severity. Women who consumed 54 milligrams of soy each day for anywhere from six months to a year experienced a 20.6 percent decrease in the frequency of their hot flashes, and a 26 percent decrease in the severity of their hot flashes.

The researchers say consuming two 16-ounce glasses of soy milk or 7 ounces of tofu a day is all the soy one needs to feel the decreases in hot flash frequency and severity. So if you’re facing menopause and soy isn’t currently on your menu, it wouldn’t hurt to add in your own daily dose.

That wraps up your EmpowHER HER Daily Dose. Join me here at EmpowHER.com every weekday for your next dose of women’s health.

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