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Dr. Mark Messina

Cancer
February 15, 2019

Soy, High-Phytate Foods May Help Prevent Cancer

The high phytate content of soy and plant-based diets might help to prevent the development of cancer. That speculation could be drawn from the publication of a case report in…
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Men’s HealthWomen’s Health
January 24, 2019

Soy Improves Cognition, Recent Studies Indicate

Just about a year ago, this blog (https://thesoynutritioninstitute.com/can-soy-improve-cognitive-function/) addressed the relationship between soy and cognitive function, a controversial topic given some of the older epidemiologic findings.1,2 The blog post ended…
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Women’s Health
January 3, 2019

Soy Formula and Menstrual Pain: A Look at the Evidence

Despite being widely commercially available for decades and having been used by as many as 20 million Americans during infancy, the advantages and disadvantages of soy infant formula (SIF) have…
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CancerWomen’s Health
November 20, 2018

Perspective on Breast Cancer and Soy Controversy

The soy and breast cancer controversy has been around a long time. It persists despite an abundance of human research supporting the safety and possible benefit of soyfood consumption by…
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A Closer Look: Impact of Soy Infant Formula On Growth and Development
Nutrition
August 17, 2018

A Closer Look: Impact of Soy Infant Formula On Growth and Development

There has been a lot of discussion of late about the impact of soy infant formula (SIF) on growth and development, primarily because soyfoods, including SIF, are uniquely-rich sources of…
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A New Take on Phytate
Cancer
July 11, 2018

A New Take on Phytate

New research suggests phytate, an “anti-nutrient” found in soybeans and other legumes, may reduce the risk of developing colon cancer. Most plant foods contain multiple compounds historically classified as antinutrients…
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