Vol. 6, Issue 4 (2017)
Effect of phytoestrogen (isoflavones) rich soy food supplement on bone turnover among postmenopausal women
Author(s): Bharathi R and Baby D
Osteoporosis is greater in postmenopausal women than in men. Hence, planning suitable intervention approaches, especially from natural sources might be beneficial in reducing the osteoporosis risk. The intervention study was planned with 30g of phytoestrogen rich soy food supplement containing 60mg of isoflavones which was taken with 200ml of milk along with calcium and Vitamin D3. The findings well demonstrated the attenuation of bone mass through BMD and BMD T-score. The biochemical markers also represented reduction in bone turnover process as indicated by lowered levels of both enzymes in soy food experimental group. Whereas the condition seemed to be worsen with case control group by experiencing continuous reduction in bone density and elevated levels of bone turnover markers. The findings indicated a need of educating women to aware of appropriate strategies suitable for enhancing bone health and minimizing the further risk of osteoporosis with ageing process.
How to cite this article:
Bharathi R and Baby D. Effect of phytoestrogen (isoflavones) rich soy food supplement on bone turnover among postmenopausal women. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(4): 79-83.