Dietary supplements containing red clover extracts were no better than placebo for hot flashes in menopause

March 2004
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2004, Vol. 140 Issue 2, p47
Academic Journal
The article focuses the efficiency and safety of two dietary supplements derived from red clover, for reducing hot flashes and improving menopausal quality of life in symptomatic postmenopausal women. 252 women who were 45 to 60 years of age and had about 35 hot flashes per week were examined. Women who were a 80% compliant during a 2-week run-in phase of placebo were allocated to Promensil 2 tablets once daily or placebo. It was found that in symptomatic postmenopausal women, 2 dietary supplements derived from red clover extract did not differ from placebo for reducing hot flashes or improving menopausal quality of life.


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