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Nutrition

New Manuscript Published: Are Soy-Based Burgers and Soymilk Ultra-Processed Foods?
News ReleaseNutritionProtein
April 26, 2022

New Manuscript Published: Are Soy-Based Burgers and Soymilk Ultra-Processed Foods?

The authors of a new analysis published in Advances in Nutrition conclude that the classification of soy-based burgers and soymilk as “ultra-processed foods” is nutritionally unjustified and does not adequately…
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The Heart of the Matter: Focus on Dietary Patterns
Heart HealthNutrition
April 7, 2022

The Heart of the Matter: Focus on Dietary Patterns

The results of several recently published studies paint a confusing picture of the relationship between specific dietary components or foods and risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).  In the view of…
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Plant-based meat and milk offer consumers valuable options
News ReleaseNutritionProtein
March 11, 2022

Plant-based meat and milk offer consumers valuable options

Professor Jennie Macdiarmid, from the University of Aberdeen, raised concern that plant-based diets were becoming less healthy and less environmentally sustainable in an article in the Proceedings of the Nutrition…
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Importance of Soy Protein for Older, Plant-based Consumers
NutritionProtein
March 10, 2022

Importance of Soy Protein for Older, Plant-based Consumers

A new perspective by Domić et al.,1 published in Advances in Nutrition, proposes that a vegan diet increases the risk of an inadequate protein intake at an older age and…
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Examining the Oxalate Content of Soymilk
NutritionProtein
March 3, 2022

Examining the Oxalate Content of Soymilk

Last year, a blog post on soymilk and kidney stones included a table on the oxalate content of plant milks. Soymilk was listed as containing 9.6mg per serving (cup). According…
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When evaluating foods, focus on nutrient content, not processing
News ReleaseNutritionProtein
February 9, 2022

When evaluating foods, focus on nutrient content, not processing

A new analysis of data from a national survey to assess the health and nutritional status of adults (NHANES 2015-18) suggests that health attributes of soy-based burgers and soymilk should…
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Nutrient content more important than degree of processing
NutritionProtein
December 29, 2021

Nutrient content more important than degree of processing

“Ultra-processed foods” -- they have become buzz words. But new research from a team of U.S. and Brazilian academics suggests that nutrient content is more important than the degree to…
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Research Highlights Relevant to Soy Isoflavones, SIF, Ultra-processed Foods and Protein Quality
Children's HealthNutritionProtein
September 30, 2021

Research Highlights Relevant to Soy Isoflavones, SIF, Ultra-processed Foods and Protein Quality

  Soy isoflavones and Alzheimer’s disease Although isoflavones are routinely classified as endocrine disruptors (EDs) a recent comprehensive technical review that focused on the observational and clinical data concluded this…
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Can Soyfoods Help Combat the Rise in Iron Deficiency Anemia?
Nutrition
September 10, 2021

Can Soyfoods Help Combat the Rise in Iron Deficiency Anemia?

Iron deficiency is a common nutritional problem globally and recent data indicate the prevalence of iron deficiency anemia in the United States is increasing.1 Do soyfoods have a role in…
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Woman drinking soymilk
NutritionProteinWomen’s Health
May 27, 2021

Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation Protect against Fractures in Vegan Women

While there is evidence indicating vegetarian diets reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes,1 cardiovascular diseases,2 and certain cancers,3 there are also concerns that a vegetarian, and especially…
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Couple Cooking Healthy Food Making Vegetable Salad Standing In Kitchen At Home
NutritionProtein
April 29, 2021

Not all plant foods are equally healthy

Health authorities increasingly recommend that Westerners shift toward more plant-based diets for health and environmental reasons. Common types of vegetarian diets include lacto-ovo vegetarian and vegan diets. While most people…
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An image depicting healthful foods in a clinical setting
NutritionProtein
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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New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Recommend Inclusion of Soyfoods
News ReleaseNutrition
January 22, 2021

New U.S. Dietary Guidelines Recommend Inclusion of Soyfoods

The recently released 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans set forth recommendations to “make every bite count.” Consumption of soyfoods is recommended throughout the new guidelines. The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines encourage…
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