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Dr. Mark Messina

Women’s Health
January 16, 2018

Better Skin Possible with Soy, Research Shows

Soy intake is linked with a wide variety of health benefits. Evidence supporting specific benefits ranges from solid (heart disease) to speculative (prostate cancer). One proposed benefit that has received…
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Soy Protein
December 28, 2017

Soyfoods: Part of a Comprehensive Approach to Lowering Chronic Disease Risk

  A systematic review and meta-analysis published by Canadian researchers highlights the important role plant protein, and in particular soy protein, can have in reducing risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).1…
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Women’s Health
December 21, 2017

Isoflavones, Compounded Bioidentical Hormones, and the Alleviation of Menopausal Symptoms

Soyfoods and the isoflavones isolated from soybeans, which are available in supplement form, are one of several nonhormonal treatments for hot flashes. These types of “alternative treatments” are especially popular…
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Nutrition
November 28, 2017

Adventurous? Stinky Tofu Worth a Try

In a recent New York Times article, Wu Hsu Pi-Ying, owner of Dai Family House of Unique Stink in Taipei, Taiwan, described reactions to stinky tofu, a fermented Taiwanese food.…
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Nutrition
November 8, 2017

Speaking of Soy: Media and Internet Do a Disservice to the Science

These days, everybody is a nutrition expert. A recent survey of osteopathic medical students found that the students had little knowledge of medical nutrition therapy, but the majority said they…
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Soy OilSoy Oil Corner
October 11, 2017

Clinical Trials Highlight the Benefits of Soybean Oil and Contrast with Results in Mice

Conventional Soybean Oil and High Oleic Soybean Oil Favorably Affect Lipid Levels Clinical studies showing the benefits of soybean oil by far outweigh a new mouse study on soy oil,…
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Nutrition
October 5, 2017

Soymilk: Should It Be Fortified With Iodine?

Plant milks are low in iodine and as a result, consumers who replace cow’s milk with plant milks are at risk of becoming iodine deficient-- so says a report by…
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Soy Oil
August 18, 2017

Growing Recognition for the Benefits of Soybean Oil

Although soybean oil doesn’t get as much press as coconut or olive oil, it’s more widely consumed than one might think.1 Consumers may not realize that when they purchase a bottle…
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Soy Protein
August 11, 2017

Legume Analysis Highlights Superior Quality of Soy

In plant-based diets beans play a critically important role as sources of protein.  In fact, it is difficult if not impossible to meet the requirement for the indispensable amino acid…
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Nutrition
August 3, 2017

Soy and Puberty: No Adverse Effect

Throughout much of the world puberty is occurring at younger and younger ages. In particular, breast development and menarche in girls is occurring earlier.1 This trend toward earlier development most…
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