Posted by Chantel M. Contributed by US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
In the study of "Soy isoflavones: are they useful in menopause?" by Vincent A, Fitzpatrick LA., posted in US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, found that soy isoflavones are biologically active compounds. Current data are insufficient to draw definitive conclusions regarding the use of isoflavones as an alternative to estrogen for hormone replacement in postmenopausal women. Although epidemiological and basic laboratory studies allude to the possible protective effects of soy isoflavones at specific target tissues.