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Women’s Health

Men’s HealthWomen’s Health
March 29, 2019

Interpreting Epidemiologic Studies

Epidemiologic findings form the basis for much of the U.S. Dietary Guidelines. But sometimes, common sense isn’t applied to the interpretation of the results of epidemiologic studies. That clearly is…
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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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Men’s HealthWomen’s Health
January 24, 2019

Soy Improves Cognition, Recent Studies Indicate

Just about a year ago, this blog (http://www.THESOYNUTRITIONINSTITUTE.COM/can-soy-improve-cognitive-function/) addressed the relationship between soy and cognitive function, a controversial topic given some of the older epidemiologic findings.1,2 The blog post ended…
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Women’s Health
January 3, 2019

Soy Formula and Menstrual Pain: A Look at the Evidence

Despite being widely commercially available for decades and having been used by as many as 20 million Americans during infancy, the advantages and disadvantages of soy infant formula (SIF) have…
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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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Men’s HealthSoy ProteinWomen’s Health
September 17, 2018

Building Muscle? Protein Blends That Include Soy May Be Advantageous Over Single Proteins

A novel finding that soy protein and whey protein increase the size of different types of muscle fibers suggests that a combination of these two proteins may be a more…
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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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