For immediate release: 21 February 2017
Plant oestrogens: an essential guide
Research shows that if eaten regularly, plant oestrogens may have oestrogen-like effects on the body. In the UK, the average daily intake of plant oestrogens is low. So many women try to eat more plant oestrogens, or take phytoestrogen supplements, to ease their menopausal symptoms. But can this help â€“ and, if so, how much do you need?
In the Winter 2016-17 issue of The Menopause Exchange newsletter, consultant dietitian Angie Jefferson looks at the role of plant oestrogens in the management of the menopause. She discusses the scientific evidence, which foods are high in plant oestrogens (and how much you need to eat) and whether phytoestrogen supplements work.
â€œSome women find that eating more phytoestrogen-rich foods, or taking supplements, helps to ease their menopausal symptoms, such as hot flushes and night...