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Dr. Mark Messina

Consumption of Plant Protein and Soyfoods On the Rise
NutritionSoy Protein
October 21, 2019

Consumption of Plant Protein and Soyfoods On the Rise

New data on the dietary intake of Americans over the past nearly 20 years shows that the intake of plant protein and soyfoods has significantly increased. However, whether the gains…
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When It Comes to Clean Labels, Quality Is What Counts
NutritionSoy Protein
September 23, 2019

When It Comes to Clean Labels, Quality Is What Counts

The recent popularity of plant-based burgers, including those containing soy protein, has led to observations that these products don’t have clean labels. But really, what is a clean label? While…
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Challenges to Dietary Fat Dogma Still Supportive of Soyfoods
Heart HealthNutritionUncategorized
August 21, 2019

Challenges to Dietary Fat Dogma Still Supportive of Soyfoods

Despite recommendations by the major international health agencies to reduce saturated fat intake, debate continues within the scientific community about the relationship between fatty acid intake and coronary heart disease…
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Decades of Research Show Soy Protein Lowers LDL-Cholesterol
Heart HealthSoy Protein
July 25, 2019

Decades of Research Show Soy Protein Lowers LDL-Cholesterol

Two newly published analyses support the efficacy of soy protein for lowering blood cholesterol levels.1,2 Published in top tier peer-reviewed nutrition and medical journals, the combined research directly addresses recent…
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CancerWomen’s Health
June 18, 2019

Skeletal Benefits of Soy

There may be two important reasons for women with breast cancer to consume soy. The skeletal benefits of soy have been investigated in earnest for 30 years. Attention focused first…
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Men’s HealthWomen’s Health
March 29, 2019

Interpreting Epidemiologic Studies

Epidemiologic findings form the basis for much of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines. But sometimes, common sense isn’t applied to the interpretation of the results of epidemiologic studies. That clearly is…
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CancerWomen’s Health
March 26, 2019

Pilot Study: Soybean Oil Alleviates Cancer-Related Fatigue

Researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center recently reported that supplementing the diet with soybean oil significantly reduces fatigue in breast cancer survivors.1  Although a pilot trial, these new…
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CancerMen’s Health
March 26, 2019

New Insights About Soy and Prostate

Men who regularly consume soy are less likely to develop prostate cancer than men who don’t.  New research from Ohio State University provides one reason why that might be the…
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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 (http://www.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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