Vol. 6, Issue 4 (2017)
Efficacy of soy Isoflavones on bone mineral density and estradiol levels among postmenopausal women
Author(s): Bharathi R and Baby D
Abstract: Postmenopausal women were more prone to osteoporosis due to the declined levels of the female hormone, estradiol. The reduced levels attenuates bone mass with the corresponding decrease in bone mineral density. The present study is planned to minimize the risk of osteoporosis and maintain bone health through supplementation of 60mg of soy Isoflavones along with 500mg of calcium and 250 IU of vitamin D and of course a glass of milk (200ml). The findings implicated significant improvement in bone mineral density and serum estradiol levels. Whereas this beneficial effect was not noticed in case control group who were not provided with any form of supplementation. The continued bone loss was noticed among postmenopausal women due to age-related bone loss which would be minimized through appropriate intervention strategy. The findings thus proved the efficacy of soy isoflavone capsules in combination with calcium and vitamin D. Further adopting healthy lifestyle will be helpful in restoration of bone mass effectively.
How to cite this article:
Bharathi R and Baby D. Efficacy of soy Isoflavones on bone mineral density and estradiol levels among postmenopausal women. Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry. 2017; 6(4): 1070-1073.