According to a new study released in Osteoporosis International, consuming soy protein can help with bone health in postmenopausal women. Researchers studied more than 400 Chinese women for 30 months who were premenopausal, postmenopausal or transitional. The study also found that menopause was the largest determining factor in bone health. Ultimately, by consuming more soy protein, post-menopausal women can slow the process of bone loss, lowering the possibility of osteoporosis. And the ability to strengthen bone health can mean a lot for women since current numbers state that half of all women over age 50 have osteoporosis. Despite some previous studies with conflicting results, this study is one of many that clearly show soy protein intake helps strengthen bones.