Advanced search
Start date

Effects of isoflavones derived from Glycine max (L.) Merr on the histology and the induction of angiogenesis in the vaginal epithelium of postmenopausal women

Grant number: 17/20061-5
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: March 01, 2018 - February 29, 2020
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine
Principal researcher:Sonia Maria Rolim Rosa Lima
Grantee:Sonia Maria Rolim Rosa Lima
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Santa Casa de São Paulo (FCMSCSP). Fundação Arnaldo Vieira de Carvalho. São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers: Maria Antonieta Longo Galvão da Silva


Objective: to analyze the effects of isoflavones derived from Glycine max (L.) Merr vaginally on the histology and induction of vaginal epithelium angiogenesis in postmenopausal women. Methods: Double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Sixty-six women were treated for 12 weeks with isoflavone vaginal gel 4% (1 g / day) and 60 women for the same period with placebo gel. Microbiology in the vaginal pouch will be performed before and after 12 weeks of treatment and evaluated in histology and immunohistochemistry for presence and increase of blood vessels. Expected results: Treatment with Glycine max (L.) Merr. 4% vaginal gel daily may be an option for the treatment of vulvovaginal atrophy, being able to improve blood supply to the mucosa and relieve symptoms in postmenopausal women. (AU)

Articles published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the research grant:
Articles published in other media outlets (0 total):
More itemsLess items

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
LIMA, S. M. R. R.; HONORATO, J. V.; SILVA, M. A. L. G. Glycine Max (L.) Merr isoflavone gel improves vaginal vascularization in postmenopausal women. CLIMACTERIC, APR 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.

Please report errors in scientific publications list by writing to: