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Isoflavones and the Alleviation of Hot Flashes
Women’s Health
April 19, 2021

Isoflavones and the Alleviation of Hot Flashes

The ability of isoflavones and soy products to alleviate menopausal hot flashes has been researched for more than 25 years,1 and yet, questions about efficacy remain. In the past 5…
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Women’s Health
April 13, 2021

Consuming Soy During Pregnancy May Benefit Child

Research increasingly points to myriad ways in which maternal dietary intake potentially impacts the health of offspring.1-3 However, despite the large amount of information about the health effects of soyfood…
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NutritionSoy Protein
April 7, 2021

Observational Studies Can Point the Way, but Only Clinical Trials Can Prove Causality

New observational data by Wang et al.1 highlight the health benefits of fruits and vegetables. These foods are known for being sources of vitamins and minerals and for their phytochemical…
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An image depicting two children drinking soymilk, the only approved non-dairy alternative..
Nutrition
March 18, 2021

New Dietary Guidelines Say Soymilk Only Suitable Alternative to Cow’s Milk

Over the past decade there has been rigorous discussion of the role of non-dairy plant milks (NDPM) in the diet. Many reviews comparing the nutrient content of NDPM with cow’s…
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Men’s HealthSoy Protein
February 25, 2021

Supplementing Plant-Based Diets with Soy Protein Increases Muscle Mass and Strength

Considerable work has been devoted to determining the optimal protein for building muscle mass and strength in response to resistance exercise training (RET). Until recently, there was a consensus within…
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An image depicting kung pao tofu. Unfermented tofu is low in tyramine.
Men’s HealthWomen’s Health
February 19, 2021

Many Soyfoods Suitable for Low Tyramine Diets

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) were first introduced in the 1950s to treat depression.1,2 They are a separate class from other antidepressants, treating different forms of depression as well as other…
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An image depicting a man cooking soyfoods. Research shows soy protein does not negatively effect testosterone levels.
Men’s HealthSoy Protein
January 31, 2021

Soy Protein Does Not Lower Testosterone or Raise IGF-1 Levels in Men

Research from the University of Illinois by Bosland et al.1 provides important insight about the effects of soy protein on hormone levels in men. This study is especially notable because…
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Soy Protein
January 25, 2021

Hybrid Meats Containing Soy have Broad Appeal

Hybrid meats, including those that contain soy, may appeal to both flexitarians and meat eaters. A recent New York Times article highlighted the high prevalence of vegetarianism in Brazil, a…
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