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, dried plum reverse bone loss

October 23, 2008  
Filed under Aging, Dietary

CM NEWS – Scientists may have found a dietary solution to reverse bone loss. A recent study indicates that a combination of soy protein, dried plum and substances used in making artificial sweeteners can restore bone mass in ovarian hormone deficient rats. Read more

Soy boosts bone density in menopausal women

December 27, 2007  
Filed under Aging, Women's health

NutraIngredients.com – 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