Soya milk prevents bone loss
Source: Althealth News
Drinking Two glasses of soya milk per day could protect postmenopausal women against bone loss that can lead to osteoporosis, the European Journal of Nutrition recently reported.
Research indicates that both soya and Progesterone have bone-protecting properties. The new study compared the effects of soya milk with that of a progesterone skin cream on bone density measurements in 107 postmenopausal women with either established osteoporosis or risk factors for the disease.
Divided into four groups over two years participants were given one of the following: soya milk, progesterone skin cream, combined soya milk and progesterone, or placebo. All the participants were given a dietary supplement ensuring the total daily calcium intake was around 1,500mg in all groups.
Women in the soya milk and progesterone groups did not lose bone mass, unlike both the placebo, and combined soya milk and progesterone groups.