Soy is effective against osteoporosis

Soy isoflavones mitigate long-term femoral and lumbar vertebral bone loss in middle-aged ovariectomized mice.

This study evaluated the protective effects of soy compounds (isoflavones) against osteoporosis. Mice were administered either 17beta-estradiol, which is a hormone commonly used in the treatment of osteoporosis, or soy isoflavones. The results suggested that soy isoflavones effectively mitigated osteoporosis. Further details can be found in the study.
Kim DW, Yoo KY, Lee YB, Lee KH, Sohn HS, Lee SJ, Cho KH, Shin YK, Hwang IK, Won MH, Kim DW. Soy isoflavones mitigate long-term femoral and lumbar vertebral bone loss in middle-aged ovariectomized mice. J Med Food. 2009 Jun;12(3):536-41.


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