Relief from hot flushes can be found in soybean-rich products

In a systematic review and meta-analysis taking in 19 trials, the researchers found that having a median 54mg of isoflavones per day over a period of six weeks to 12 months significantly reduced the frequency and severity of flushes by 20.6% and 26% respectively.

In a media statement they said the useful dose was equivalent to about 200g of tofu or two glasses of soy milk daily.

The authors, who included researchers with links to the soy food and supplements industries, said their analysis clarified the effects of various soy isoflavones, finding genistein more