Study ids alternative to HRT in 800-yr-old decoction

January 26, 2009  
Filed under Women's health

CM NEWS – It’s well known that menopausal women using estrogen replacement therapy are exposed to an increased risk of developing breast cancer. A group of scientists have found hope in an 800-year-old Chinese herbal decoction which has been used in age-related illness of women. The science behind the decoction and the optimal proportion of each herb have been uncovered. Scientists are hopeful the formula might offer alternative to HRT for menopausal women. Read more

Soy boosts bone density in menopausal women

December 27, 2007  
Filed under Aging, Women's health – Increased soy isoflavone consumption from dietary or supplemental sources for six months can boost mineral density in the spine by almost one gram in menopausal women, according to a meta-analysis of 10 randomised controlled trials. Read more

Soy reduces heart disease for women

December 3, 2007  
Filed under Heart health, Women's health

AFP – Older women who eat traditional Japanese soy-based foods on a regular basis face lower risks of heart disease, a doctor who headed a government-sponsored study said. Read more

Flaxseed may reduce hot flashes

September 3, 2007  
Filed under Women's health


Mayo Clinic release – Data from a new Mayo Clinic study suggest that dietary therapy using can decrease hot flashes in postmenopausal women who do not take estrogen. Read more

Soy cuts hot flashes, night sweats of postmenopausal women

August 16, 2007  
Filed under Women's health

soyCM NEWS – Soy supplement has been found to reduce menopausal hot flashes and night sweats of by half, a Swedish study says. Read more

Acupuncture soothes hot flashes

April 3, 2007  
Filed under Acupuncture, Women's health

ASRM news – Menopausal women in a prospective, randomized placebo-controlled study found that acupuncture treatments reduced the severity of their nocturnal hot flashes and, as a result, they slept better. Read more