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Dr. Mark Messina

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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NutritionSoy Protein
July 17, 2017

Sports Nutrition Paper Falls Short In Analysis of Soy Protein and Strength

A new position paper on protein and exercise from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) provides useful information for health professionals.1  But it falls short in its conclusions about…
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Heart Health
June 27, 2017

Heart Association Confirms: Soy Oil and Polyunsaturated Fats are Healthful

Saturated fat is (still) out and polyunsaturated fat (PUFA) is in, according to a new report from the American Heart Association (AHA). In a Presidential Advisory, the organization stated in…
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Choline and CVD Risk: A Relationship Worth Watching
Heart Health
June 2, 2017

Choline and CVD Risk: A Relationship Worth Watching

Elevated blood pressure and cholesterol levels are the two best recognized cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors that are known to be affected by diet. There may be many more of…
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Soyfoods make it easier to eat more legumes
Nutrition
April 19, 2017

Soyfoods Make It Easy to Eat More Legumes

The United Nations declared 2016 to be the International Year of the Pulses, placing a focus on the role of these foods in healthy diets and sustainable food production. Pulses…
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Soyfoods Highlighted in Position Paper By Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Nutrition
April 10, 2017

Soyfoods Highlighted in Position Paper By Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, including soyfoods in vegetarian diets is one easy way to make this eating pattern more healthful.(1) In the most recent update to…
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