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Women’s Health

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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Two new studies highlight the potential of soy to reduce hot flashes
Women’s Health
August 10, 2021

Two new studies highlight the potential of soy to reduce hot flashes

Two new studies highlight the potential of soy to reduce hot flashes, although both suffer from design limitations. In many respects, the potential alleviation of menopausal hot flashes by consuming…
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Woman drinking soymilk
NutritionSoy ProteinWomen’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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Isoflavones and the Alleviation of Hot Flashes
Women’s Health
April 19, 2021

Isoflavones and the Alleviation of Hot Flashes

The ability of isoflavones and soy products to alleviate menopausal hot flashes has been researched for more than 25 years,1 and yet, questions about efficacy remain. In the past 5…
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An image depicting a joyful pregnant woman
Women’s Health
April 13, 2021

Consuming Soy During Pregnancy May Benefit Child

Research increasingly points to myriad ways in which maternal dietary intake potentially impacts the health of offspring.1-3 However, despite the large amount of information about the health effects of soyfood…
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An image depicting kung pao tofu. Unfermented tofu is low in tyramine.
Men’s HealthWomen’s Health
February 19, 2021

Many Soyfoods Suitable for Low Tyramine Diets

Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) were first introduced in the 1950s to treat depression.1,2 They are a separate class from other antidepressants, treating different forms of depression as well as other…
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Soyfoods May Reduce Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s in Some People
Men’s HealthWomen’s Health
November 12, 2020

Soyfoods May Reduce Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s in Some People

To say that studying the microbiota, which refers to the population of microorganisms residing in the gut, is a hot area of research is a bit of an understatement. Last…
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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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Patients on Warfarin Can Consume Soyfoods
Men’s HealthWomen’s Health
July 1, 2020

Patients on Warfarin Can Consume Soyfoods

The connection between the blood thinner warfarin and the consumption of soyfoods is by no means an obvious one. But from time to time, questions about this relationship arise, as…
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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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