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Soy Good: Component of soy foods improves blood flow and vessel health

By | June 13th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

An Italian study has found that a component of soy products, genistein, can bring about improved blood flow and blood vessel health, suggesting that soy can replace hormone therapy, which doctors now warn against because of increased risks of breast cancer, stroke and heart attack in women. Genistein is one of the plant chemicals in [...]

Soy Solution? Extract reduces cancer marker in men with slow prostate cancer

By | June 11th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

A dietary supplement containing genistein, a soy extract, reduced prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels by as much as 61% in a group of prostate cancer patients undergoing “watchful waiting” for their disease, say cancer researchers at the UC Davis Cancer Center. PSA is a blood marker for prostate cancer. An increase in PSA is a warning [...]