Soy May Lower Blood Pressure

Individuals who consumed the most soy protein per day had lower systolic blood pressures than those who ate the least amounts, according to a new study. The top group consumed more than 2.5 mg per day of soy isoflavones. One cup of soy milk contains 22 mg of isoflavones, suggesting that soy consumption does not…

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Are Soy Isoflavones Really Safe?

Today many question the safety of using soy products because they contain significant amounts of phytoestrogens (plant estrogens). The American Dietetic Association Vegetarian Nutrition practice group has prepared an excellent resource addressing these concerns. You will probably be amazed at the benefits of soy foods.PositiveTip: Current knowledge strongly suggests the inclusion of soy foods is…

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Good News for Soy Lovers with Breast Cancer

Phytoestrogens found in soy foods are thought to reduce the risk of breast cancer in women. However, there has been some concern that the estrogen-like effects of soy isoflavones might not be good for breast cancer patients. In a study of over 5000 female breast cancer survivors in China, those who consumed the most tofu,…

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