Nutrients support women’s health in post-menopause
Flaxseed, soy, red clover, and lipids in post-menopause
After menopause, low levels of estrogen and lipid imbalances raise chances for heart and circulatory problems. This review covered 62 placebo-controlled studies for flaxseed, soy, or red clover.
Overall, flaxseed, in any form, reduced total cholesterol by an average of 55.389 mg per deciliter of blood (mg/dL); total triglycerides by 9.4 mg/dL, and LDL by 4.2 mg/dL. For soy protein and isoflavone studies, total cholesterol declined an average 3.2 mg/dL, triglycerides by 5.04 mg/dL, and LDL by 3.27 mg/dL. For red clover, total cholesterol declined significantly, and HDL, the beneficial cholesterol, increased. Triglycerides and LDL did not change significantly.
Reference: Nutrients; 2022, nu14122467