Posted by Chantel M. Contributed by US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
In the study of "The effect of soybeans on the anovulatory cycle" by Kohama T, Kobayashi H, Inoue M., posted in US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, researchers indicated that we estimated the ovular improvement of theses patients, observing basal body temperature (BBT) and follicular development with ultrasonography during the menstrual cycle as the indexes for ovulation and compared them with 34 patients with no treatment (C group). In the S group, improved ovulation was seen in 12 patients, four patients became pregnant, and three patients had anovular menstruation within 3 months after starting to take soybean powder. The periods of first ovulation were 66 +/- 12 days. After ovulation started, all subjects had regular menstruations and ovulation, with more than a 7-day high phase in BBT. On the other hand, in the C group, improved ovulation was seen in two patients, and two patients had anovular menstruation and found that black soybean has the potential to improve the anovular menstrual cycle.