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Endocrine Function

Isoflavones associated with lower fracture risk in Chinese men
Endocrine FunctionMen’s Health
October 21, 2021

Isoflavones associated with lower fracture risk in Chinese men

The first of its kind research from Shanghai indicates isoflavones may reduce risk of fractures in men.1 Even a superficial examination of the literature quickly reveals that most of the…
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Origins of the Soy Feminization Myth
Endocrine FunctionMen’s Health
August 20, 2021

Origins of the Soy Feminization Myth

There are likely some folks, including health professionals, who are still uncertain about whether soy feminizes men. This uncertainty is understandable given that even today, claims that soy feminizes men…
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Two new studies highlight the potential of soy to reduce hot flashes
Endocrine FunctionWomen’s Health
August 10, 2021

Two new studies highlight the potential of soy to reduce hot flashes

Two new studies highlight the potential of soy to reduce hot flashes, although both suffer from design limitations. In many respects, the potential alleviation of menopausal hot flashes by consuming…
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Data Indicate Soy Consumption Does Not Feminize Men
Endocrine FunctionMen’s Health
June 23, 2020

Data Indicate Soy Consumption Does Not Feminize Men

Overwhelming evidence indicates that neither soy, nor the isoflavones in soy, feminize men when consumed as part of a healthy lifestyle. In 2018, meta-analysis of 30 observational studies found that…
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Endocrine FunctionWomen’s Health
December 21, 2017

Isoflavones, Compounded Bioidentical Hormones, and the Alleviation of Menopausal Symptoms

Soyfoods and the isoflavones isolated from soybeans, which are available in supplement form, are one of several nonhormonal treatments for hot flashes. These types of “alternative treatments” are especially popular…
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Endocrine FunctionWomen’s Health
September 1, 2016

Isoflavones Deserve More Attention for Their Effects on Hot Flashes

There is good reason to encourage clinicians to recommend isoflavones for women who experience hot flashes and wish to avoid hormone therapy, despite the limitations of research, as noted below.…
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Endocrine FunctionWomen’s Health
August 16, 2016

Soy Isoflavones and Hot Flashes: Getting to the Bottom of Conflicting Findings

The June 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) includes a new meta-analysis of clinical trials on isoflavones and hot flashes.1 The study concluded that both…
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soy-protein-supplements isoflavine
Endocrine FunctionNutrition
May 4, 2016

Isoflavone Supplements Are Safe According to the European Food Safety Authority

Soybean isoflavone supplements have no adverse effects on the breast or uterus of postmenopausal women or on thyroid function according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The organization’s comprehensive…
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