About The Buzz: Soy Helps Fight Breast Cancer?
TheBUZZ Soy helps fight breast cancer?
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
Because of its role in influencing sex hormone metabolism and biological activity, high intake of soy isoflavones results in lower incidence of breast cancer and other common cancers.
WHAT WE KNOW
HOW DO WE KNOW THIS
1 Lee H.P., L. Gourley, S.W. Duffy, et al. (1991) “Dietary effects on breast-cancer risk in Singapore.” Lancet 337: 1197–1200. doi: 10.1016/0140-6736(91)92867-2. View Article
2 Dong, J.Y., L.Q. Qin. (2011) “Soy isoflavones consumption and risk of breast cancer incidence or recurrence: a meta-analysis of prospective studies.” Breast Cancer Res Treat 125: 315–323. doi: 10.1007/s10549-010-1270-8. View Article
3 Chen, Meinan, Yanhua Rao, Yi Zheng, et al. (2014) “Association between Soy Isoflavone Intake and Breast Cancer Risk for Pre- and Post-Menopausal Women: A Meta-Analysis of Epidemiological Studies.” PLOS One, Feb. 20, 2014. DOI: 10.1371. View Article
4 Messina, M. (2004) “Western soy intake is too low to produce health effects.” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 80: 528–529. View Article
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