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Soy Consumption Reduces Risk of Ischemic Stroke: A Case-Control Study in Southern China - 0 views

    Soy consumption reduces risk of ischemic stroke: a case-control study in southern china.
    Liang W, Lee AH, Binns CW, Huang R, Hu D, Shao H.
    Neuroepidemiology. 2009;33(2):111-6. Epub 2009 May 30.
    PMID: 19494552
    DOI: 10.1159/000222093

    Conclusion: The results provided evidence of inverse association between habitual soy food consumption and the risk of ischemic stroke for Chinese adults.
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JAMA -- Soy Food Intake and Breast Cancer Survival, December 9, 2009, Shu et al. 302 (2... - 1 views

    Soy Food Intake and Breast Cancer Survival.
    Xiao Ou Shu et al.
    JAMA Vol. 302 No. 22, December 9, 2009; 302(22):2437-2443.

    Results During the median follow-up of 3.9 years (range, 0.5-6.2 years), 444 deaths and 534 recurrences or breast cancer-related deaths were documented in 5033 surgically treated breast cancer patients. Soy food intake, as measured by either soy protein or soy isoflavone intake, was inversely associated with mortality and recurrence. The hazard ratio associated with the highest quartile of soy protein intake was 0.71 (95% confidence interval [CI], 0.54-0.92) for total mortality and 0.68 (95% CI, 0.54-0.87) for recurrence compared with the lowest quartile of intake. The multivariate-adjusted 4-year mortality rates were 10.3% and 7.4%, and the 4-year recurrence rates were 11.2% and 8.0%, respectively, for women in the lowest and highest quartiles of soy protein intake. The inverse association was evident among women with either estrogen receptor-positive or -negative breast cancer and was present in both users and nonusers of tamoxifen.

    Conclusion Among women with breast cancer, soy food consumption was significantly associated with decreased risk of death and recurrence.
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Study: Eating Soy Is Safe for Breast Cancer Survivors - TIME - 0 views

    "The common culprit is soy, a plant that contains chemicals with estrogen-like and anti-estrogenic properties - making it a nutritional minefield for breast cancer survivors. While Western diets are relatively low in soy - compared with the typical diet in Asia, where people eat soy daily - the percentage of Americans consuming soy at least once a week has increased from 15% in 1997 to 28% in 2003. In the meantime, studies on the effect of soy on breast cancer recurrence and mortality have been conflicting, with some showing that it can reduce risk, while others show an elevated rate of recurrent disease among high soy consumers.

    Now the largest study to date of soy's effect on breast cancer suggests that eating soy, even in large amounts, may not be harmful after all, and may even reduce recurrence and death from the disease. But while the findings are intriguing, not all doctors are ready to tout the benefits of tofu
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Soybean Product Fights Abnormal Protein Involved In Alzheimer's Disease - 0 views

    ScienceDaily (Feb. 20, 2009) - A vegan food renowned in Asia for its ability to protect against heart attacks also shows a powerful ability in lab experiments to prevent formation of the clumps of tangled protein involved in Alzheimer's disease, scientists in Taiwan are reporting. \n\nRita P. Y. Chen and colleagues point out that people in Asia have been eating natto - a fermented food made from boiled soybeans -for more than 1,000 years. Natto contains an enzyme, nattokinase, that has effects similar to clot-busting drugs used in heart disease.Nattokinase is sold a dietary supplement to impro 
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Dietary supplementation with fermented soybeans suppresses intimal thickening. - [Nutri... - 0 views

    Dietary supplementation with fermented soybeans suppresses intimal thickening.
    Suzuki Y, Kondo K, Ichise H, Tsukamoto Y, Urano T, Umemura K.
    Nutrition. 2003 Mar;19(3):261-4.
    PMID: 12620531
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Nattō - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 0 views

    Nattō is a traditional Japanese food made from fermented soybeans, popular especially for breakfast. As a rich source of protein, nattō and the soybean paste miso formed a vital source of nutrition in feudal Japan. For some, nattō can be an acquired taste due to its powerful smell, strong flavor, and sticky consistency
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