01-Dec-2020 By Flora Southey
Researchers in Denmark cannot rule out the potential for health risk if meat and dairy products are replaced with soy-based alternatives in children’s diets.
21-Oct-2015 By Annie Harrison-Dunn
Isoflavones in food supplements do not pose a health risk to post-menopausal women, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said in response to an appeal from the German authority.
31-Mar-2015 By Niamh Michail
S-equol’s potential for menopause relief is ‘tantalising’ – but limited by inadequate clinical evidence, says a review into the soy-based isoflavone.
Six weeks of supplementation with soy isoflavones did not reduce blood pressure or nitric oxide metabolism, says a new study.
Red clover may counter depressive symptoms in older women
04-Mar-2010 By Stephen Daniells
Post-menopausal women taking supplements of a red clover extract may experience fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety, says a new randomised trial from Austria.
Austrian supplements infringe isoflavones patent
An Austrian court has ruled against a red clover food supplement for making misleading menopausal claims in breach of a European health indications patent held by the Australian firm, Novogen.
Making the most of isoflavone marketing
22-Jul-2009 By Shane Starling
The manner in which pre-menstrual and menopausal indications for soy and red clover isoflavones that recently won approval from the European Patent Office can be translated into marketing messages, is being debated among soy players.
Soy may help men remember anniversaries: Study
09-Jul-2009 By Stephen Daniells
Daily supplements of soy isoflavones could help boost a man’s mental function and memory, according to findings of a small study from Australia.
Evidence mounts for soy's menopause benefits
09-Apr-2009 By Stephen Daniells
Soy isoflavones in the aglycone form may reduce cholesterol, improve antioxidative properties of the liver, and prevent degeneration of the vaginal wall, suggests a new study with rats.
Soy-rich infant formula may give stronger bones: Mouse study
27-Feb-2009 By Stephen Daniells
Feeding newborns soy protein-based formulas may favourably boost the bone strength later in life, according to a new study with mice.
Study backs isoflavones safety rep for blood clotting
12-Dec-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Isoflavones from soy, despite having weak oestrogenic activity, do
not adversely affect blood clotting function, says a new study from
Soy isoflavones linked to lower prostate cancer risk
08-Mar-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Increased intake of soy isoflavones significantly reduced the risk
of prostate cancer amongst Japanese men by as much as 50 per cent,
says a new study.
Meta-analysis supports isoflavones for hot flushes
15-Jan-2007 By Stephen Daniells
Supplementation of soy isoflavones to ease the symptoms of the
menopause like hot flushes does have an effect, according to a
meta-analysis from Australian researchers.
Daidzein from soy linked to heart health benefits
23-Jun-2006 By Stephen Daniells
Increasing levels of daidzein, an isoflavone found in soy, have
been linked to significant improvements in cholesterol levels and
could boost heart health, says a new study.
Isoflavone may not help hot flashes - meta-analysis
09-May-2006 By Stephen Daniells
Isoflavone supplementation does not help alleviate hot flashes for
postmenopausal women, says a new meta-analysis.
Type of food affects soy isoflavone bioavailability
30-Mar-2006 By Stephen Daniells
The body's ability to absorb and benefit from soy isoflavones is
greater when taken from juice but not cookies, results that have
implications for using soy isoflavones as functional ingredients.
Japan issues safety data on isoflavone intake
14-Dec-2005 By staff reporter
Japan's food safety authorities have agreed on a safe daily intake
for soy isoflavones, after applications to register the supplements
as food for specified health use (FOSHU).
Novogen reports red clover sales growth
30-Aug-2005 By Dominique Patton
Sales of Novogen's red clover supplements have been boosted by more
targeted advertising and increased distribution in three key
markets, said the firm yesterday.
Soy isoflavones put under the microscope
The effects of dietary supplements containing soy isoflavones on
various body tissues will form the basis for a multidisciplinary
study by scientists at the University of Illinois at
Soy, not so good for men?
Taking supplements of soy isoflavones, thought to help women fight
menopause symptoms and offer other health benefits, may not be
equally beneficial for men, suggests new animal research.
Isoflavones show protective effect in some bone health markers
Red clover isoflavones may help to protect women, recently advised
to stop using HRT, from the risk of osteoporosis, suggests new
research that shows a protective effect of the supplement on the
An information boost for isoflavones
Leading isoflavone producer Novogen has launched a research centre
that will provide consumers and the media, increasingly drawing
attention to isoflavone supplements, with the latest information on
the plant-derived compounds.
ADM expands isoflavone range
ADM Natural Health and Nutrition has expanded its range of soya
isoflavone concentrates for use in food and food supplements.
Novasoy 700 has a minimum 70 per cent isoflavone content and
Novasoy 200 is a 20 per cent isoflavone concentrate.
ADM: delivery systems for supplements
ADM, a leading supplier of health ingredients, will exhibit a range
of products derived from natural sources at the forthcoming Health
Ingredients Europe exhibition in Paris from 17-19 September 2002.
Acatris calls for harmonisation of isoflavone testing
Acatris, the Dutch health ingredients company, has called for
greater harmonisation of the methods used to test soy isoflavones
to help consumers avoid "the proverbial problem of comparing
apples to oranges rather than apples...
Foods to reduce heart disease?
EU-funded projects to explore the physiological effects from eating
foods with added soy-derived isoflavones are hoping to see benefits
for bone health and heart disease reduction in women.
ADM adds to patents for soy isoflavones
Archer Daniels Midland has been awarded its fifth and sixth patents
for the use of concentrated isoflavones in combination with other