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Nutrition
June 30, 2016

Soy Plays Important Role in Asian Diets, But Consumption Varies Among Countries

Despite their long history in Asian cuisine, there is plenty of confusion about how much soyfoods people in China, Japan and other Asian countries consume. A quick search of the…
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Nutrition
June 21, 2016

How Much “Hidden” Soy is in the American Food Supply?

A recent paper in Food Chemistry suggested that isoflavone intake in Western countries might be greatly underestimated because dietary intake assessments don’t capture the “hidden” soy protein in many foods.1…
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Phytate and Mineral Absorption: An Updated Perspective
Nutrition
June 15, 2016

Phytate and Mineral Absorption: An Updated Perspective

Absorption of minerals from soyfoods is of considerable research interest. Because soyfoods often replace animal foods in the diet, there are questions about how they compare as sources of iron,…
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Nutrition
May 26, 2016

Science Supports Safety of Genetically Modified Soybeans

Genetically modified (GM) foods generate a lot of heated discussion about safety and product labeling. Given that 94% of the soybeans grown in the United States are GM, these discussions,…
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Nutrition
May 4, 2016

Isoflavone Supplements Are Safe According to the European Food Safety Authority

Soybean isoflavone supplements have no adverse effects on the breast or uterus of postmenopausal women or on thyroid function according to the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). The organization’s comprehensive…
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Nutrition
May 4, 2016

Soybeans and the U.S. Food Supply

Soybeans play a critical role in the U.S. food supply but not in a way that is often thought. Some soyfoods are consumed directly. But mostly Americans consume soy-derived ingredients…
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May 3, 2016

Lessons about Soy from Observational Studies

The health effects of soyfoods have been rigorously investigated for more than 25 years. Early research focused on the cholesterol-lowering effects of soy protein, leading to a health claim for…
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