LSRO Publishes Proceedings of the Conference on Equol, Soy, and Menopause Research

The Life Sciences Research Organization (LSRO) in Bethesda, Maryland announces the publication of the Equol, Soy, and Menopause Supplement in the July issue of the Journal of Nutrition. The manuscripts in the supplement are based on presentations made at the Equol, Soy, and Menopause Research Leadership Conference organized by LSRO that took place in Washington, DC, in June 2009. The conference was sponsored by Pharmavite, LLC and Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. The conference convened leaders in research and public policy to review research on soy, and menopause; discuss emerging science on the health benefits of equol; and discuss opportunities and challenges in soy research. The invited audience included nutritionists, public health policy makers from various government agencies, representatives from the National Academy of Sciences, various associations of scientists and physicians, trade associations and commodity boards, industry, public health advocacy groups, and other interested parties.

Articles in the supplement include:

  • A Brief Historical Overview of the Past Two Decades of Soy and Isoflavone Research

Mark Messina, Ph.D., M.S.

  • Equol: History, Chemistry, and Formation

Kenneth D.R. Setchell, Ph.D. and Carlo Clerici

  • Equol: Pharmacokinetics and Biological Actions

Kenneth D.R. Setchell, Ph.D. and Carlo Clerici

  • Emerging Research on Equol and Cancer

Johanna W. Lampe, Ph.D., R.D.

  • Dietary Equol and Bone Metabolism in Postmenopausal Japanese Women and Osteoporotic Mice

Yoshiko Ishimi, Ph.D.

  • Equol, via Dietary Sources or Intestinal Production, May Ameliorate Estrogen Deficiency-Induced Bone Loss

Connie M. Weaver, Ph.D., and LeeCole L. Leggette

  • Menopausal Hot Flashes: Review of Physiology and Methods of Assessment

Fredi Kronenberg, Ph.D.

  • Equol Improves Menopausal Symptoms in Japanese Women

Takeshi Aso, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Cautions and Research Needs Identified at the Equol, Soy and Menopause Research Leadership Conference.

Stephen Barnes, Ph.D. and Helen, Kim, Ph.D.

About LSRO

For nearly half a century, the Life Sciences Research Organization (LSRO) has provided expert, objective scientific opinions and evaluations to governmental agencies and leading corporations in the food, health and bioscience sectors. A non-profit organization originally established in 1962, LSRO provides independent science-based analysis and advice that has proven integral to the development of sound policies and regulations on the national and international level.

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