Abstract Title:

Intake of dietary soy isoflavones in relation to perimenstrual symptoms of Korean women living in the USA.

Abstract Source:

Nurs Health Sci. 2006 Jun;8(2):108-13. PMID: 16764563

Abstract Author(s):

Hae Won Kim, Mi Kyoung Kwon, Nam Sun Kim, Nancy E Reame


This study was conducted to identify the potential relationship between the dietary intake level of soy isoflavones and perimenstrual symptomatology. The research design was a cross-sectional study. The sample was made up of 84 Korean women living in the USA, aged 28-40 years. The Moos Menstrual Distress Questionnaire (MDQ) and the Food Frequency Questionnaire were used as measurement tools. The soy isoflavone intake was significantly correlated with MDQ scores in the menstrual phase. In conclusion, the beneficial effect of dietary soy isoflavones on certain menstrual symptoms was established, suggesting that soy isoflavones could be one of the dietary factors related to the complexity of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). The positive effect of soy isoflavones on PMS warrants further study.

Study Type : Human Study

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