Does Soy Consumption Explain Why Japanese Women Appear? to be so protected from hot flaSch symptoms?
When women go through menopause and turn off their ovaries, the levels of estrogen in their bodies rise drops 95 percent. This is good news for the endometrium, the lining of the uterus. Otherwise, the constant estrogen signaling could eventually lead to endometrial cancer. fact is that perhaps why menopause developed: to protect the uterus from cancer. Lower levels of estrogen are also beneficial for Lowering Breast cancer risk. In postmenopausal women, relatively high levels of estrogen in the blood are associated with a risk of breast cancer more than twice as high. But why are you doingthe estrogen level drops by 95 percent in menopause, but not all the way down to zero? B.because estrogen can be made from other fabricslike our own fat cells, and “TThis probably explains the increase in [breast cancer] Risk in overweight postmenopausal women.” More adipose tissue means more estrogen production.
In my previous video How to block the estrogen-producing enzymes in breast cancer, I discussed how Soy phytoestrogens can block estrogen production, so drinking a glass of soy milk with every meal cut Estrogen levels in half in premenopausal women. but estrogen Levels in postMenopausal women are already around 95. sunk percent, and, therefore many women, about 8 out of 10, To suffer from hot flashes. Could soy lower levels further make menopausal symptoms worse? That is the subject of my video Soy Phytoestrogens for Menopausal Hot Flashes.
Estrogen treatment reduced Menopausal symptoms very effective, but, regrettably, it is disadvantages included Not only uterine cancer, but also blood clots, strokes and cognitive impairments, as. Use of progesterone-type compounds with the estrogen prevents uterine cancer, but increases the risk of heart attack, more Stroke, breast cancer, more Blood clots and dementia. W.What is a woman to do?
The 80 percent Hot flashes figure is not universal. Eighty to 85 percent from European and American women can experience Hot flashes, but how little than 15 percent of women can be affected in places like Japan. Indeed there is is not even one expression for this in the Japanese language that supports how relatively rare that is. Could the phytoestrogens in soy being portion?
Researcher examined The “Relationship between soy product intake and the occurrence of hot flashes” by following a thousand Japanese women over time, from before going through menopause to see who got hot flashes and who didn’t. As can be seen in mine at 2:34 Video, these women eat around four Ounces of tofu per day seemed to cut her risk in half, only compared to women eat an ounce or two a day, suggesting soy products are protective. But, Could it be Soy intake is just one indicator of an overall healthier diet?
Studying in China found that the consumption of “whole plant foods” appeared to be generally associated with decreased menopausal symptoms, so in order to see if soy had a Special role, you’d have to put it to the test.
As you can see in mine at 3:10 Video, Soy phytoestrogens in tablet form showed exceptional results, including an important to decrease for hot flashes “Presence, number [frequency] and severity.” At the beginning of the course, 100 percent of women suffered Hot flashes, and that fell until only 31 percent until the end three Months. The average number of hot flashes also liked from about 120 per month up to only 12th in 90 days. Exciting findings, boh the problem with this study and some others like it is that there was no control group to control the placebo effect. if you look In all of the hormone studies, even the women who took the placebo sugar pills had up to around a 60 percent Reducing hot flashes over the years. That’s why “Thopeies which are supposed to alleviate such symptoms must be investigated in blinded studies against a placebo or a validated therapy because of the large placebo effect…and also because…menopausee Symptoms often subside” by itself over time.
To illustrate this point, see the Findings from a I show study at 4:00 in mine Video. R.Researcher given Women took a soy protein powder and saw a nice decrease in hot flashes over the next 12 weeks. These results alone Make the soy supplement look pretty effective, however these were results of the placebo Powder group. The to learn Topics that Strictly speaking got the soy achieved Results significant better as a placebo, what shows how important it is to see how strong the placebo effect can be. More than 50 clinical studies have been carried out in the last 20 years rated the effects of soy foods and supplements on hot flash relief. Putting the best together, the placebo groups received about 20 percent Decrease in hot flush, while the soy groups reached around 45 percent drops. S.o, the soy has about 25 on average percent better than controlas you can see in mine at 4:31 Video.
There were two studies that compared soy phytoestrogens–to–Head against hormones. IIn a study, they actually do seemed fairly comparable in terms of reducing hot flashes, muscle and joint pain, and vaginal dryness compared to placebo, as you can see in mine at 4:50 Video. In the other but study, Soy did better than placebo, but estrogen and progesterone therapy did did better than both. But soy has “the advantage of no raiseed risk of breast and uterus cancer or cardiovascular disease,” such as Heart disease and stroke.
THE CENTRAL THESES
- After menopause, a woman’s estrogen levels drop 95 percent, which is good for her uterine lining and uterine lining and lowering the risk of breast cancer.
- Soy phytoestrogens can block estrogen production, so drinking a glass of soy milk with every meal can cut estrogen levels in half in premenopausal women.
- Although estrogen treatments can effectively reduce menopausal symptoms, they have myriad drawbacks, including uterine cancer, blood clots, strokes, and cognitive impairment-dementia risks.
- About 80 percent of postmenopausal European and American women suffer from hot flashes, but only about 15 percent of women in Japan for example.
- The researchers found that those who eat around four ounces of tofu a day apparently cut their risk of hot flashes in half compared to those who ate just an ounce or two daily, suggesting soy products are protective.
- More than 50 clinical studies have examined the effects of soy foods and supplements on hot flashes, and the best studies found about a 25 percent improvement in hot flash severity from soy over placebo controls.
- Of the two studies that compared soy phytoestrogens to hormones, one found that soy was pretty comparable to placebo for reducing hot flashes, muscle and joint pain, and vaginal dryness, while the other found that Soy performed better than placebo, but estrogen and progesterone therapies were both outperforming.
- However, soy provides the benefits without the increased risk of breast and uterine cancer or heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases.
Why does soy help some women but not others? See my Video Convert In an equol producer.
I am discussing mabout the risks of hormone replacement therapy How did doctors not know about the risks of hormone therapy?.
W.Hat over Plant-based bioidentical hormones? watch this video and find out.
shapekeep praying i am, see:
Michael Greger, MD
PS: If you haven’t already, you can subscribe to my free videos here and check out my live presentations: