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Soy nuts and menopause symptoms

Sixty postmenopausal women were randomized in a crossover trail to either a therapeutic lifestyle changes (TLC) diet alone consisting of 30% total fat (< 7% saturated fat, 15% protein, 55% carbohydrates, and < 200 mg of cholesterol). or a similar TLC diet which included one-half cup soy nuts containing 25 grams of soy protein and […]

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This was a prospective, non-randomized, open-label observational study conducted over two years, in Germany. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the use, safety and effectiveness of black cohosh alone or in combination with St. John’s wort on menopausal symptoms. 6141 women at 1287 outpatient gynecology offices were treated with recommended doses of black […]

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This population-based cased-control study in Philadelphia consisted of 949 breast cancer cases and 1,524 controls. Herbal supplements including black cohosh, ginseng and red clover were the most prevalent preparations. After adjusting for potential confounding factors, black cohosh use was associated with a 61 percent reduction in the risk of breast cancer with an odds ratio […]

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