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Soybeans: A Boon for Menopausal Women

Keywords : Menopause, Menopausal women, Phytoestrogen, Soybeans

Citation Information : Soybeans: A Boon for Menopausal Women. 2020; 13 (1):16-17.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10084-12131

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 20-07-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Menopause is the course time when menstruation ceases in the life of a woman. It is commonly associated with troubling symptoms such as fatigue, hot flashes, joint pain, and mood swings, resulting in lower estrogen levels. Around one third of the Indian women contribute approximately one third of the life in menopause, surviving with the consequences of hormonal deprivation. Alternative methods for mitigating menopausal symptoms are lifestyle changes, use of Yoga and meditation, use of hormone therapy, and phytoestrogen-rich foods such as soybeans. Studies recommend that phytoestrogen supplementation offers a possible alternative or complement to conventional hormonal replacement therapy (HRT). Soybean exhibits the highest concentration of isoflavones. Everyday intake of 68 g of soybeans had been evidenced to have diminished menopausal symptoms.


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