* *ADVISORY* *In general, women with a personal history of breast cancer should consult their physician before adding soy products. People with an allergy to soy should not take it. It is important to work with your health care provider to understand the potential risks and benefits.
DOSAGE:There is not enough conclusive evidence for us to make a specific dosage recommendation. In one trial we evaluated, women gained some relief from 160 mg per day. This seems like a good dose to try first.
CONCLUSION:We conclude that soy isoflavones appear promising for easing menopausal hot flashes, but there is not enough evidence for us to support its use. While some people may find them to be helpful, the dosing is unclear. We recommend you consult your physician if you have a history of breast cancer. If you do elect to try it, remember to include it in your list of medications when you visit your doctor and other health care providers.
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