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New Study Finds Soy Doesn’t Help Memory In Menopausal Women

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By Dr. Brian McDonough

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — It appears that all of those soy products that claim to improve your memory are not exactly the wonder drugs they claim to be.

Several years ago it was a major story.  Women taking soy around the time of menopause could actually improve their memory.  Their cognitive skills would improve.

Now, a study in the Journal Neurology has looked at the cold hard facts.

The results determined that cognitive skills are not improved by increasing soy in the diet.

Once slight area of improvement was facial recognition.  Women who ate more soy than others remembered peoples’ faces better.

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