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A soy-rich vegan diet may reduce hot flashes in postmenopausal women

Following a low-fat vegan diet along with eating 86 grams of soy a day reduced the frequency of hot flashes by 78% in postmenopausal women

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29 Aug 2022

Soy consumption with a vegan diet has been linked to reduced hot flashes

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Following a low-fat vegan diet, which includes eating about 86 grams of soy a day, reduces hot flashes in postmenopausal women.

Previous research has suggested that dietary changes may help relieve these symptoms. To investigate this further, Neal Barnard at George Washington University in Washington DC and colleagues recruited 71 postmenopausal women who experienced two or more moderate to severe hot flashes per day.

For 12 weeks, 38 participants followed a vegan diet in which approximately 10 percent of…

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