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Daily soy helps women fight belly fat

January 14, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
It seems a daily serving of soy may stop postmenopausal women from getting the middle-age spread.Researchers studied 18 postmenopausal women and found that those who drank a soy-based shake every day for three months tended to gain less abdominal fat than those who had a milk-based shake.

Scientists say soy contains compounds that may in theory help regulate body fat metabolism and abdominal fat distribution. However, they say larger, longer-term studies are needed.