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Soy Safe, Even Protective, for Breast Cancer Survivors

Posted 7 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 – The pros and cons of soy for breast cancer patients have been debated for years. Now, research involving more than 6,200 breast cancer survivors finds that those who ate the most soy had a lower risk of death from all causes during the nearly 10-year follow-up period. "We didn't find any harmful effects of women diagnosed with breast cancer consuming soy in terms of ...

Soy May Counter Effects of BPA in Women Undergoing Fertility Treatments

Posted 27 Jan 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27, 2016 – A soy-rich diet may protect women undergoing infertility treatments from the harmful effects of a chemical widely used in food containers, a new study suggests. Bisphenol A (BPA) – which is found in such items as polycarbonate plastic water bottles and can linings – can mimic estrogen, one of the two main sex hormones found in women, and the chemical has been linked ...

Soy Supplements Won't Ease Asthma, Study Finds

Posted 26 May 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 – Despite hints from prior research that soy supplements might help asthma patients breathe easier, a major new study finds the nutrient has no beneficial effect on lung function. "This study highlights why it is so important to perform well-designed, placebo-controlled studies when associations are reported between specific nutrients and disease outcomes," study lead ...

Is Soy a Foe to Women With Breast Cancer?

Posted 4 Sep 2014 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Sept. 4, 2014 – Soy protein may increase activity in genes linked to breast cancer growth – at least in certain women who already have the disease, a new study suggests. Experts said the findings, reported in the Sept. 4 Journal of the National Cancer Institute, shouldn't scare women off from eating tofu. But to be safe, the researchers suggest women with breast cancer eat soy foods ...

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