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Following This Diet Could Alleviate Your Menopause Symptoms, New Study Suggests

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A plant-based diet rich in soy can have a significant effect on one of the most frustrating menopause symptoms, according to a study in the journal Menopause . Researchers recruited 38 women going through menopause who were having two or more hot flashes per day. Although they're often brief—usually between 30 seconds and 10 minutes—these hot flashes can interfere with sleep and everyday activities. One large, multinational study on the issue found that frequent hot flashes can severely impair quality of life. RELATED:  Best Supplements for Women, According to Dietitians For the recent study, participants were split into two groups for 12 weeks. One group had no diet changes while the other adopted a low-fat, vegan diet that included a half cup of cooked soybeans daily. The plant-based group saw a 79% reduction in total hot flashes, and moderate-to-severe hot flashes decreased by 84%. This is in line with previous studies showing the benefits of soy products, most likely bec