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Soy doesn't prevent menopause symptoms - study

Soy products are shown in this undated file photo.

November 23, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
A large study suggests consuming soy products doesn't prevent symptoms associated with menopause.

The study found that soy products did not prevent hot flashes and night sweats in most women.

Soy products have a chemical similar to estrogen and are thought to mimic the effect of the female hormone in the body.

However, researchers say they found no significant correlation between the intake of soy and the beginning of menopausal symptoms in women.