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Intervention Protocol

Phytoestrogens for menopausal symptoms

  1. AE Lethaby,
  2. F Kronenberg,
  3. H Roberts,
  4. J Eden

Editorial Group: Cochrane Menstrual Disorders and Subfertility Group

Published Online: 25 JAN 1999

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001395.pub2


How to Cite

Lethaby AE, Kronenberg F, Roberts H, Eden J. Phytoestrogens for menopausal symptoms (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 1999, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD001395. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001395.pub2.

Author Information

*Ms Anne Lethaby, Section of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Level four), School of Population Health, Tamaki Campus, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND. a.lethaby@auckland.ac.nz.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Withdrawn
  2. Published Online: 25 JAN 1999

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To determine the effectiveness of food products or dietary supplements containing high levels of phytoestrogens for the amelioration of hot flushes, urogenital symptoms and other menopausal symptoms.

We wished to test the following hypotheses:
1 Treatment with phytoestrogens is more effective than placebo in reducing the incidence of menopausal symptoms.
2 Treatment with phytoestrogens is more effective than no treatment in reducing the incidence of menopausal symptoms.
3 Treatment with phytoestrogens is more effective than hormone replacement therapy in reducing the incidence of menopausal symptoms.
4 Treatment with phytoestrogens is associated with a low incidence of adverse events and good adherence to treatment.
5 Treatment with phytoestrogens is associated with an improved quality of life compared with placebo, no treatment or hormone replacement therapy.