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This study has now been completed

November 15, 2006 was the date established to break the code and begin data analysis.

Watch this site for abstracts, publications and study results.

Welcome To the OPUS Website!

Soy, in its many formsOsteoporosis Prevention Using Soy, OPUS,
is the multi-site, long-term research study on
the use of soy isoflavone supplement to prevent
bone loss in postmenopausal women.

Conducted by researchers at six university-related healthcare centers and partners from industry, the project is dedicated to conducting research using state-of-the-art techniques to determine the benefits, safety, and correct dosages of soy isoflavone supplement.

This website contains information on the OPUS study and as well as resources on osteoporosis, bone health and other issues related to women’s health.

To Order Osteoporosis & Soy Materials

Adult curriculum is available at the Texas Cooperative Extension Website:

Also available is the educational kit Standing on Your Own: Osteoporosis and the Benefits of Soy Foods through the Texas Cooperative extention bookstore: - Item #B-6174

The OPUS study was funded by a grant from the Cooperative State Research Education and Extension Service of the United States Department of Agriculture.


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USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center at
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