Is soy good for bone health?

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Harris H. McIlwain, MD
Rheumatology
Some comprehensive studies show that adding one serving a day of soybeans (or soy byproduct) may actually increase bone strength. One study was done at the University of Illinois on 66 postmenopausal women who were not taking hormone replacement therapy. The group of women who took in 90 milligrams of isoflavones a day for six months increased their bone density by 3 percent, as well as the bone mineral content of the lumbar spine. (The lumbar spine is the small of the back and is prone to fractures after menopause.) While the increase was small, it is significant and offers tremendous hope to women who cannot do estrogen replacement therapy upon menopause.  
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