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Dr. Mark Messina

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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June 5, 2018

Soy Science Perspectives

2020 Gut Bugs and Health: Implications for Soyfoods Understanding How Soy Affects Breast Cancer Risk Don’t Eliminate Beans to Reduce Sulfur Amino Acid Intake Live Longer with Fermented Soy…Or Not…
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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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NutritionSoy Allergy
April 4, 2018

Does Soy Belong in the Big Eight?

The Big Eight refers to the eight foods that are responsible for approximately 90% of all food allergies in the United States.1 As a result of soy being included in…
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Nutrition
March 28, 2018

Soyfoods Misinformation Spread By Surprising Source

It’s not unusual to come across blog posts and articles that are packed with misinformation about soyfoods. It’s a little surprising, though, to see such articles being highlighted by the…
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Obesity
March 2, 2018

Diet, Weight Management: Where Do Soyfoods Fit?

With obesity rates rising across the globe, research has focused on questions about which dietary pattern is most conducive to losing weight and to maintaining weight loss. One hypothesis is…
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Men’s Health
February 8, 2018

Men’s Health Does An “About Face” On Soy…And Rightly So!

Men’s Health magazine, which once suggested male readers should avoid soy, has now come out with an article touting the benefits of soy consumption. Well, it’s about time. While it…
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Nutrition
February 1, 2018

Can Soy Improve Cognitive Function?

As the U.S. population ages, increasing numbers of Americans are concerned about making sure their later years are healthy ones. Health involves numerous components but one that has received more…
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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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