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2. Help Prevent Osteoporosis

One effect of lower estrogen levels in the body is an increased risk of osteoporosis. As natural estrogen levels drop during menopause, women may develop brittle bones. Natural estrogen is known to maintain bone density. Less dense bones put women at risk for broken bones. Supplementing with phytoestrogens or adding soy to the diet may help retain the bone density levels women had before perimenopause.

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