More than 45% of women and 30% of men over 50 years old are known to potentially suffer from a limb fracture. This 2 year study with 400 post menopausal women in 3 centres in the US was designed to evaluate the combination of SoyLife (0 mg, 80 mg and 120 mg per day) in combination with Calcium Carbonate (1 g) and 400 IU of Vitamin D. Previous pilot and other studies had indicated that a benefit in osteoporosis may be possible but this 2 year study was the first to be conducted for a realistic time period.
After the conclusion of the study two key findings were observed:
- 120 mg of SoyLife aglycone isoflavones in combination with Calcium and Vitamin D had a significant favourable effect on whole body mineral density (BMD), and
- this dosage had no undesirable effects after 2 years.