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Cancer

Is Soy Infant Formula Use Protective Against Breast Cancer?
CancerWomen’s Health
August 27, 2020

Is Soy Infant Formula Use Protective Against Breast Cancer?

The historically low incidence rates of breast cancer in soyfood-consuming countries led to initial enthusiasm that soy intake could reduce risk of developing this disease. While appropriate as a basis…
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Soymilk and Cow’s Milk: New Evidence to Consider
CancerNutritionWomen’s Health
May 20, 2020

Soymilk and Cow’s Milk: New Evidence to Consider

The health effects of cow’s milk have been hotly debated over the past couple of decades. Two recent publications call into question current dietary milk recommendations,1,2 one of which also…
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Understanding How Soy Affects Breast Cancer Risk
CancerWomen’s Health
February 27, 2020

Understanding How Soy Affects Breast Cancer Risk

Excitement about the possibility that soyfoods reduce risk of developing breast cancer began in earnest 30 years ago. While over this time support for a protective effect has waxed and…
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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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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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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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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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Soy Consumption and Breast Cancer Patients: New Study Changes Nothing
CancerWomen’s Health
February 2, 2017

Soy Consumption and Breast Cancer Patients: New Study Changes Nothing

A new rat study from Georgetown University provides intriguing findings regarding the effects of genistein on the efficacy of the breast cancer drug tamoxifen.  But for breast cancer patients, this…
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Replace Dairy Fat with
CancerNutrition
January 27, 2017

Replace Dairy Fat with PUFA to Reduce CVD Risk

Looking for protection against heart disease? One way would be to replace dairy fat with polyunsaturated fat (PUFA). Dairy fat may not be as harmful as it has typically been…
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