soy isoflavones

Soy isoflavones: a menopause must?

In the last decade, soy has received tremendous attention as an alternative to hormone replacement therapy because of its rich supply of isoflavones — compounds that can positively affect both menopausal symptoms and bone loss. A research review by scientists at the Department of Nutrition, Loma Linda University in California indicated that soy foods and [...]

Soy isoflavones: a menopause must? 2018-02-15T15:53:17+00:00

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

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 Good: Component of soy foods improves blood flow and vessel health 2018-02-15T15:53:28+00:00

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

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 [...]

Soy Solution? Extract reduces cancer marker in men with slow prostate cancer 2015-09-09T13:51:15+00:00

Soy isoflavones reduce breast cancer risk

In a public health study in Japan, researchers found that regular consumption of soy isoflavones could reduce the likelihood of breast cancer. The researchers at the National Cancer Center Research Institute in Tokyo followed a group of 21,852 Japanese women, aged 40 to 59, for one decade. The women documented their reproductive and family history, [...]

Soy isoflavones reduce breast cancer risk 2015-09-09T13:51:18+00:00

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