In a recent study in the February issue of Menopause, Isoflavones, a group of compounds found in plants, has been shown to reduce insomnia in postmenopausal women. The study also noted a decrease in hot flashes as well.
“Many people today are overweight or obese, and diet-induced weight loss is a widely used strategy to reduce the health risks associated with excess adiposity,” write Arlet V.Nedeltcheva, MD, from the University of Chicago, Illinois, and colleagues. “The neuroendocrine changes associated with sleep curtailment in the presence of caloric restriction, however, suggest that lack of sufficient sleep may compromise the efficacy of commonly used dietary interventions in such persons.”
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