Effect of soy isoflavone supplementation on menopausal quality of life

Academic Article

Abstract

  • The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of soy isoflavone supplementation on quality of life in postmenopausal women. METHODS: A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled 24-month trial was conducted to assess the effect of 80 or 120 mg of daily aglycone hypocotyl soy isoflavone supplementation on quality of life in 403 postmenopausal women using a validated Menopause-Specific Quality of Life questionnaire. RESULTS: Menopause-Specific Quality of Life domain scores at 1 year and 2 years were similar to baseline. There were no differences in domain scores among treatment groups. CONCLUSIONS: Soy isoflavone supplementation offers no benefit to quality of life in postmenopausal women. © 2012 by The North American Menopause Society.
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  • Menopause  Journal
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    Author List

  • Amato P; Steinberg FM; Murray MJ; Lewis RD; Cramer MA; Barnes S; Ellis KJ; Shypailo RJ; Fraley JK; Konzelmann KL
  • Start Page

  • 443
  • End Page

  • 447
  • Volume

  • 20
  • Issue

  • 4