Face flushed? Sudden rush of heat? Hot flashes are often the bane of men receiving male hormone-lowering therapy as a part of management for prostate cancer. In fact, 80% of men who have such hormonal manipulation will get hot flashes.
Study: Investigators at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (USA) conducted a Phase III, double-blind study. Patients were randomly assigned to one of four daily regimens: 1) placebo pill + milk powder; 2) venlafaxine (an anti-depressant commonly used as treatment for hot flashes in women) + milk powder protein; and 3) placebo + soy protein powder; and 4) venlaxifine and milk powder.
Results: Neither venlafaxine nor soy protein alone or in combination reduced hot flashes in men. I’m Dr. Michael Hunter.
Reference: Vitolins MZ, Griffin L, Tomlinson WV, et al. J Clinical Oncology, 2013
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