Department of Medicine

Division of Prevetive & Behavioral Medicine

Hot Flashes Research Studies

What are the Hot Flash Research Studies?

Hot flashes and night sweats affect many women going through menopause. Women are looking for other remedies for hot flashes and night sweats,since studies have shown increased health risks associated with horomone therapy.

The UMass Hot Flash Research Studies will help us better understand whether soy supplements or daily meditation can reduce hot flashes and night sweats. About 500 women of different racial and ethnic backgrounds
from nearby communities will take part in the study.

Are you a woman between 40 and 69 years old AND have about 5 or more hot flashes a day? UMASS is offering women an opportunity to participate in a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program class for a research study or to participate in a research study using soy tablets for hot flashes.

To find out more about either study, please click on a link below:

Soy Isoflavones Study

Coping with Hot Flashes Study

For more information on the hot flashes studies please call Linda Churchill at (508) 856-5691 or email at

Both studies are sponsored by The National Institute of Health (NIH)