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Women’s Health

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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Women’s Health
January 16, 2018

Better Skin Possible with Soy, Research Shows

Soy intake is linked with a wide variety of health benefits. Evidence supporting specific benefits ranges from solid (heart disease) to speculative (prostate cancer). One proposed benefit that has received…
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Women’s Health
December 21, 2017

Isoflavones, Compounded Bioidentical Hormones, and the Alleviation of Menopausal Symptoms

Soyfoods and the isoflavones isolated from soybeans, which are available in supplement form, are one of several nonhormonal treatments for hot flashes. These types of “alternative treatments” are especially popular…
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Women’s Health
March 21, 2017

Soy, Pregnancy and Pubertal Development

The age at which puberty occurs is dropping throughout the world, especially for girls. Factors such as maternal diet during pregnancy are thought to contribute to the trend. A new…
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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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Women’s Health
September 1, 2016

Isoflavones Deserve More Attention for Their Effects on Hot Flashes

There is good reason to encourage clinicians to recommend isoflavones for women who experience hot flashes and wish to avoid hormone therapy, despite the limitations of research, as noted below.…
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ObesityWomen’s Health
September 1, 2016

Assertion by Actress Blake Lively Incorrect Regarding Soy and Weight Loss

Actress Blake Lively says she got in shape for her new movie The Shallows by giving up soy and gluten. The 28-year-old actress, best known for her role as Serena…
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Women’s Health
August 16, 2016

Soy Isoflavones and Hot Flashes: Getting to the Bottom of Conflicting Findings

The June 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) includes a new meta-analysis of clinical trials on isoflavones and hot flashes.1 The study concluded that both…
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