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CancerChildren's Health
June 1, 2022

Can Childhood Soy Consumption Decrease Risk of Breast Cancer?

In 1995, Lamartiniere et al.1,2 proposed that the isoflavone genistein when consumed early in life reduces risk of developing breast cancer later in life. Over the past nearly 30 years,…
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Genistein may be useful for the treatment of triple negative breast cancer
CancerWomen’s Health
January 12, 2022

Genistein may be useful for the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer

Modern research interest in soyfoods began with a focus on cancer prevention and treatment.1 Much of this interest can be attributed to the soybean being a uniquely rich source of…
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Systematic Review Supports the Safety of Soy for Women with Breast Cancer
CancerWomen’s Health
August 17, 2021

Systematic Review Supports the Safety of Soy for Women with Breast Cancer

Beginning in the late 1990s, concerns arose that soy increases breast cancer risk and worsens the prognosis of women with this disease despite the historically low breast cancer incidence rates…
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CancerNews Release
July 14, 2021

Glyphosate declared non-carcinogenic in draft European report, and by agencies worldwide

The European Union's Assessment Group on Glyphosate (AGG) recently released an 11,000-page draft report concluding that glyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide, does not warrant being declared carcinogenic (see…
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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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Cervical Cancer
CancerWomen’s Health
December 20, 2019

Cervical Cancer

Expert notes soy doesn’t increase risk of cervical cancer but fails to highlight that it may be proactive against this disease. A woman who frequently consumed soy was diagnosed with…
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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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