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dc.contributor.authorBosman, Magdalena
dc.contributor.authorEllis, Susanna M.
dc.contributor.authorVan Aardt, Annette
dc.contributor.authorJerling, Johann
dc.contributor.authorVan Wyk de Vries, Anel
dc.contributor.authorBouwer, Susanna C.
dc.contributor.authorBadham, Jane
dc.identifier.citationBosman, M.J.C. et. al 2008. Opinion of South African pre- and post-menopausal women on the potential menopause-related health benefits of soy and soy products. Health SA Gesondheid, 13(2): #a277. []en
dc.description.abstractThe increased use of alternative treatment for menopausal symptoms is mainly due to women’s changing opinions of conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT). The objective of this study was to assess the opinion of pre and post-menopausal South African women regarding the potential menopause-related health benefits of soy. The sample used for the study was a sub-dataset of 825 respondents, which included only pre- and post-menopausal women that had heard of soy before, selected from a representative sample of the adult South African metropolitan and rural populations. A structured questionnaire was used. Neither age nor racial groups differed practically significantly in opinion regarding any of the various statements. The study also shows that a practically significant lower proportion of women in the sub-population across both age and race groups had a positive opinion on the health benefits of soy as an alternative to HRT and reliever of menopausal symptoms than those who acknowledged its benefit for preventing cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. Practically significantly more women who used soy than women who never used soy agreed that soy keeps bones strong. In addition, more women who were of opinion that soy has few or no health benefits disagreed that soy could be used as an alternative to HRT compared to women who held a positive opinion.
dc.subjectSoy Products
dc.subjectFunctional Food
dc.subjectMenopausal Symptoms
dc.subjectHormone Replacement Therapy
dc.titleOpinion of South African pre- and post-menopausal women on the potential menopause-related health benefits of soy and soy productsen
dc.contributor.researchID10173560 - Bosman, Magdalena Johanna Catharina
dc.contributor.researchID10188908 - Ellis, Susanna Maria
dc.contributor.researchID10054758 - Van Aardt, Annette Marie
dc.contributor.researchID10075410 - Jerling, Johann Carl
dc.contributor.researchID12848263 - Badham, Jane Melissa

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