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Soy Protein

Observational Studies Can Point the Way, but Only Clinical Trials Can Prove Causality
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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Supplementing Plant-Based Diets with Soy Protein Increases Muscle Mass and Strength
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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Focus on Climate Change Shines a Light on Soyfoods
NutritionSoy OilSoy Protein
February 2, 2021

Focus on Climate Change Shines a Light on Soyfoods

As nutrition and sustainability continue to converge, it is important to examine the existing evidence highlighting the environmental benefits of soyfoods. Nutrition is the process of taking in food and…
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Soy Protein Does Not Lower Testosterone or Raise IGF-1 Levels in Men
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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Hybrid Meats Containing Soy have Broad Appeal
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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Burger Wars Not Based on Nutritional Science
NutritionSoy Protein
September 23, 2020

Burger Wars Not Based on Nutritional Science

Does the number of ingredients in a food determine its nutritional value? That’s the contention of one plant-based burger manufacturer. In an open letter advertised in newspapers including the New…
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Soyfoods and the Protein Leverage Hypothesis
NutritionObesitySoy Protein
June 1, 2020

Soyfoods and the Protein Leverage Hypothesis

Could a higher protein diet be a key to solving the obesity epidemic? If so, soyfoods have a role to play given their high protein content. Approximately 25 to 45…
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Don’t Eliminate Beans to Reduce Sulfur Amino Acid Intake
NutritionSoy Protein
February 25, 2020

Don’t Eliminate Beans to Reduce Sulfur Amino Acid Intake

Based on an analysis of NHANES III (Third National Examination and Nutritional Health Survey Study (1988-1994) data, Pennsylvania State University researchers recently found that diets lower in sulfur amino acids…
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Prevalence of Soy Allergy Lowest Among the Big 8
Soy AllergySoy Protein
February 4, 2020

Prevalence of Soy Allergy Lowest Among the Big 8

Some evidence suggests that an increasing number of Americans report being allergic to one or more foods.1 Consequently, more and more consumers are eliminating certain foods from their diet; however,…
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Peanut-Allergic Individuals Unlikely to React to Soy
Soy AllergySoy Protein
January 3, 2020

Peanut-Allergic Individuals Unlikely to React to Soy

Cross-reactivity in allergic reactions occurs when the proteins in one substance are similar to the proteins found in another. Because peanuts and soy are both legumes, there is concern that…
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