Study: Soy doesn't help with hot flashes

August 9, 2011 10:53:23 AM PDT
Menopausal women might want to cross soy milk and tofu off their grocery lists.

Soy supplements are often used to hold off side effects of menopause, like decreased bone density. But a new study published this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine discovered soy products did not help with hot-flashes or age-related bone loss, which can lead to osteoporosis.

Some health experts suggest women should stick to the basic and get enough calcium and Vitamin D in their diets.

They also suggest talking to a doctor about anti-seizure drugs and low dose anti-depressants to help control hot-flashes.