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Title: Efecto del consumo de soja en relación con los síntomas de la menopausia
Other Titles: The effect of soy intake on menopausal symptoms
Author: Pérez Rovira, Andrea
Mach Casellas, Núria
Others: Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC)
Keywords: phytoestrogens
soy isoflavones
hormone replacement therapy
Issue Date: Apr-2012
Publisher: Revista Española de Nutrición Humana y Dietética
Citation: Pérez Rovira, A. & Mach Casellas, N. (2012). Efecto del consumo de soja en relación con los síntomas de la menopausia. Revista Española de Nutrición Humana y Dietética, 16(2), 69-76. doi: 10.1016/S2173-1292(12)70075-3
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Abstract: The menopause is characterized by a reduction in ovarian function and estrogen production. Altogether, these changes together lead to a series of disorders that may affect the woman's life style. Currently, medicine, influenced by the pharmaceutical industry, is prone to act aggressively against any symptoms, resulting in. polymedicated population. Doctors usually prescribe treatments such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT), to help them manage menopause symptoms. However, recently, several studies have reported adverse effects associated with this treatment. The influence of diet on several chronic diseases in western societies is currently well known. Therefore, dietary therapies, including dietary soy and isoflavone supplements, have been proposed for the reduction of menopause symptoms. Several published studies have suggested isoflavones, which have a great estrogenic power, as an HRT alternative for the relief of menopause symptoms. However, our current understanding on the effects of isoflavone supplements on the menopause symptoms is limited, and scientific publications show heterogenous results. Due to those arguments, the objective of this review is to address some of the mechanisms of isoflavones and their role in the menopausal period, postulating that, as food supplements, they could be used as a complementary therapy for menopause symptoms.
Language: Spanish
ISSN: 2173-1292MIAR
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