Journal of obesity & metabolic syndrome. 2020;29(3):180-187
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The body composition of postmenopausal women changes rapidly due to hormonal changes, including the loss of bone (osteoporosis) and muscle (sarcopenia), usually in the presence of increased adiposity and fat redistribution towards central-type obesity. The aim of this study was to summarise the efficacy of soy foods and their impact on body composition. Research shows that soy products: - may improve the body composition of menopausal and premenopausal women. - delay the physical disabilities of menopausal women with osteosarcopenia and obesity. - may improve muscle mass and bone strength to prevent the development of osteosarcopenia in post-menopausal women. Authors conclude that further research is required since some studies have questioned the mechanism of the protective effect of soybean ingredients on certain metabolic diseases.