"Menopausal Hot Flashes: A Review of Physiology and Biosociocultural Perspective on Methods of Assessment," Fredi Kronenberg of the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University
8. Equol Improves Menopausal Symptoms in Japanese Women
Aso reports on three studies exploring the possible therapeutic role of the SE5-OH containing Natural S-equol supplement in treating menopausal symptoms in Japanese women. The studies indicated that a daily dose of 10 mg of SE5-OH containing Natural S-equol improved menopausal symptoms. In a confirmation study, menopausal women who were not equol producers who consumed 10 mg daily of the supplement for 12 weeks had significantly reduced severity and frequency of their hot flashes as well as a significant reduction in the severity of their neck or shoulder stiffness. The equol-ingesting group also showed trends of improvement in sweating and irritability. SE5-OH containing Natural S-equol appears to have a promising role as an alternative remedy in the management of women's menopausal symptoms.
"Equol Improves Menopausal Symptoms in Japanese Women," Takeshi Aso, M.D., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at the Tokyo Medical and Dental University in Japan.
9. Research Needs for Equol, Soy, and Menopause Research
Barnes reported that research opportunities now exist to determine wheth
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