various isoflavone supplements to prevent or treat osteoporosis
There's growing interest in using various isoflavone supplements to prevent or treat osteoporosis.
Isoflavones are the phytoestrogens in soy and other legumes.
These compounds seem to increase bone density in postmenopausal women...but there's no info on whether they can prevent fractures.
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