Soy isoflavones versus placebo in the treatment of climacteric vasomotor symptoms: systematic review and meta-analysis

  title={Soy isoflavones versus placebo in the treatment of climacteric vasomotor symptoms: systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={Rafael Bola{\~n}os and {\'A}ngel del Castillo and Jos{\'e} Francia},
Objective: The incidence of vasomotor crises during the climacterium varies in women across different populations, and phytoestrogen consumption seems to play an important role in this problem. The aim of this study was to determine whether intervention with soy (dietary, extract, or concentrate), as compared with placebo, reduces the incidence of hot flashes in climacteric women. Methods: Only published, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials were selected, with a 12-week duration of… 

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