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Dr. Mark Messina

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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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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Men’s HealthSoy ProteinWomen’s Health
September 17, 2018

Building Muscle? Protein Blends That Include Soy May Be Advantageous Over Single Proteins

A novel finding that soy protein and whey protein increase the size of different types of muscle fibers suggests that a combination of these two proteins may be a more…
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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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Protein packed meal
Soy Protein
June 28, 2018

Weight Loss: Soy vs. Non-Soy Protein

For decades, the merits of consuming plant vs animal protein have been hotly debated.  From an historical perspective, until fairly recently, plant protein often came up short. However, slowly over…
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All Categories
June 5, 2018

Soy Science Perspectives

2019 Soyfoods Do Not Increase Risk of Developing Gout Isoflavone Fears in Article Unfounded Consumption of Plant Protein and Soyfoods On the Rise Soy Protein Makes a Comeback When It…
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mom with daughter in kitchen
NutritionSoy Protein
May 30, 2018

Is Soybean Lectin an Issue?

Lectins have been in the spotlight, and for some, have become a cause for concern. At least when it comes to soyfoods, that concern is mostly much ado about nothing.…
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Weight loss and management
Hot Topics
May 29, 2018

Want to lose weight? Skip the fad; stick to the facts

Weight loss and weight management are hot topics. News headlines routinely peddle the “diet du jour” as a key in weight management.  Gluten-free, paleo, and low-carbohydrate diets have been some…
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Nutrition
April 30, 2018

Soybean Components Make Soyfoods Enticing When It Comes to Good Health

The dramatic rise in soy research beginning in the early 1990s can be attributed primarily to the new interest in isoflavones. This interest is directly evidenced by the number of…
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