The dietary supplement Promensil may reduce hot flushing in menopausal women, new evidence suggests. Scientists Dr Ronald Barentsen and Dr Peter van de Weijer at the Free University in The Netherlands, conducted a double-blind placebo-controlled study of 30 women with acute menopausal symptoms. Their results revealed a statistically significant 44 per cent reduction in hot flushes in women taking Promensil for three months, compared with the placebo. Women in the trial were selected on the basis of having been menopausal for more than 12 months, experiencing more than five hot flushes daily and had not been using hormone drug treatment for at least three months. Women in the treatment group took two 40 milligram tablets of Promensilä daily. The results of the study were presented this week at the meeting of the North American Menopause Society, in New Orleans. Research Director at dietary supplement company Novogen, Professor Alan Husband, said this result adds considerable weight to the now substantial body of evidence that the isoflavones found in Promensil played an important role in a womans body by balancing her reproductive hormones, particularly during menopause. "Data accumulated from Promensil studies worldwide involving more than 800 women, have built a compelling case for a natural alternative that relieves the symptoms of menopause. "A clear benefit in carefully controlled trials such as in this Dutch study, is seen best in women who have frequent flushes every day." Professor Husband added that Promensil, provided an important choice for women, providing an effective alternative for those who choose not to use hormone replacement therapy.