This is what the researchers from the University of Hull will be presenting to the Society for Endocrinology, annual conference being held in Edinburgh this week.
Osteoporosis, meaning “porous bone”, is a disease that affects a third of women worldwide and one in five men over 50. The disease increases the risk of bone fracture through reducing the density and quality of the bone.
Osteoporosis is responsible for nearly nine million fractures per year.
Soybeans are rich in the compound isoflavone. This gained scientific attention due to the chemical structure of the compound being similar to estrogen, the hormone that is known to protect against bone loss. This has led researchers to explore the suggestion that the estrogen-like structure of isoflavones may have a similar effect on the body.
The study consisted of 200 women going through early menopause and put them into two groups. In the first group, the women were asked to take a daily supplement...