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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

A Woman's Best Friend

LONDON -- Britain's leading bakery has launched a new, enriched soya and linseed loaf which it says can help reduce the symptoms of menopause.

Allied Bakeries said last week that its Burgen Bread, or lady's loaf, contains soya and linseed, which medical research suggests can help reduce the hot flashes affecting up to 80 percent of menopausal women in Europe.

Test marketing in Australia, where the bread has been dubbed "Sheila's slice" and "putting the waltz back into Matilda," has proved promising.

"It's extremely popular there. We're selling a quarter of a million loaves a week," said Allied's spokeswoman, Janet Morgan.