Guide To The Health Benefits And Concerns About Soybeans

Reduce Risk Of Osteoporosis

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Some research indicates soybeans can reduce an individual's risk of osteoporosis, which occurs when there's a loss of bone density. Bone loss causes the bones to be fragile and brittle, placing them at a much higher risk of breaking. Older individuals are much more prone to osteoporosis, as a loss of bone density is a normal part of aging. There have been observational studies indicating eating soy products regularly can lower the risk of developing osteoporosis for women after menopause. In addition, another study of postmenopausal women indicated two years of soy isoflavone supplements caused the bone density of the participants to increase. 

This implies in addition to slowing or stopping bone loss, eating soybeans might be able to partially or totally counteract the effects of osteoporosis. Data from multiple studies shows taking ninety milligrams of isoflavones each day for three months might promote the formation of bone and reduce overall bone loss. With that said, other studies have been inconclusive. While they haven't found a harmful impact on bone density, they also didn't measure any marked impact.

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