Can soy supplements help treat menopausal symptoms?

The impact of soy supplements on menopausal symptoms is still a matter of debate. Although there’s some evidence that soy may treat hot flashes, study results have been mixed, according to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. There’s also no conclusive evidence that the supplement can soothe the sleep difficulties or mood swings that also often accompany menopause.

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