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Liquorice 'reduces hot flushes'

Published 19/10/2011 | 05:00

A LIQUORICE extract may cut the chance of hot flushes in menopausal women by 80pc, research suggests.

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The extract, licogen, also appears to slow down the rate at which bones get thinner -- something that can eventually lead to osteoporosis in older women.

In a new study, experts at the University of Southern California gave women 50mg of licogen as a daily pill and followed them for a year.

The women saw their hot flushes drop by 80pc, from an average of around 10 a day to around two.

Irish Independent

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