Red clover extract for alleviating hot flushes in postmenopausal women: A meta-analysis Academic Article uri icon


  • The safety and efficacy of red clover for alleviating menopausal hot flushes are yet to be established. The aim of this meta-analysis was to generate evidence from published literature regarding red clover as a treatment option for menopausal hot flushes. The results showed that red clover when compared to placebo was effective in reducing menopausal hot flushes when administered for 3-4 months (MD=-1.34, 95% CI=-1.90 to -0.77, p<0.00001), but their effect did not persist at 12 months (MD=0.89, 95% CI=-0.07 to 1.85, p=0.07).

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  • 2014