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Soy and Health

Dr. Barbara Klein, PhD

Barbara Klein is a former professor of food science and nutrition at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She has been both a Director and Co-Director of the Illinois Center for Soy Foods for over 10 years.

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Soy and Breast Cancer

Dr. Barbara Klein Discusses Soy and Breast Cancer

Barbara Klein explains there is evidence of women who have consumed soy all their lives have less breast cancer and fewer recurrences. Even women who have estrogen-sensitive breast cancer are able to eat soy and benefit from it in terms of less recurrence.

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Soy and Health

Dr. James W. Anderson, MD

Jim Anderson has been at the University of Kentucky for 35 years and has been working diligently on soy for over 20 years. He’s even published 25 papers on the subject of soy.

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Soy and Breast Cancer

Dr. James Anderson Discusses the Health Benefits of Soy

According to Jim Anderson, soy foods are some of the healthiest foods you can put on the table. This is because they help fight what Jim calls The Big Five - heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and high-blood pressure.

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Soy and Health

Dr. James Anderson Discusses Soy and Heart Health

Whole soy and soy foods help lower LDL (bad cholesterol), lower triglycerides and raise HDL (good cholesterol) levels. Additionally, soy foods help lower blood pressure and contain important heart-healthy antioxidants.

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What is Soy?

Dr. Wahida Karmally explains the soybean and all that comes with it.

Soy is a bean and comes in various forms. It doesn’t go through a lot of processing so it retains all of the nutrients – proteins, fiber and the good fats. It also has vitamins and minerals.

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Soy and Diet

Dr. Mark Messina provides some heart-healthy information about soy.

Soy proteins are very high in quality and they have a cholesterol lowering effect, which is very heart-healthy. So much so that doctors suggest incorporating 2-3 servings of soy per day into diets.

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Soy and Men

Dr. Mark Messina discusses the concern between soy and feminizing effects in men.

Clinical research shows that soy does not lower testosterone levels, raise estrogen levels or affect sperm count. In fact, Soy is so beneficial that men should be encouraged to incorporate 2-3 servings of soy per day in their diets.

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Soy and Cancer

Dr. Mark Messina puts the soy and cancer myths to rest.

The subject of soy and cancer has been studied extensively for over 20 years and the results are very exciting. Not only are soy and cancer unrelated, it turns out that if soy is consumed early enough, it may actually help fight breast cancer in young girls.

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