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Gut Bugs and Health: Implications for Soyfoods Men’s HealthNutritionSoy ProteinWomen’s Health
March 18, 2020

Gut Bugs and Health: Implications for Soyfoods

It has been known for decades that the gut microbiota (GMB) play a critical role in the metabolism of isoflavones. Further, it was proposed nearly 20 years ago that those…

Understanding How Soy Affects Breast Cancer Risk CancerWomen’s Health
February 27, 2020

Understanding How Soy Affects Breast Cancer Risk

Excitement about the possibility that soyfoods reduce risk of developing breast cancer began in earnest 30 years ago. While over this time support for a protective effect has waxed and…

Don’t Eliminate Beans to Reduce Sulfur Amino Acid Intake NutritionSoy Protein
February 25, 2020

Don’t Eliminate Beans to Reduce Sulfur Amino Acid Intake

Based on an analysis of NHANES III (Third National Examination and Nutritional Health Survey Study (1988-1994) data, Pennsylvania State University researchers recently found that diets lower in sulfur amino acids…


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