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Probiotic boosts flavonoids in fermented soy

Posted February 2, 2014

A strain of the Bifidobacterium genus can enhance flavonoid output in fermented soy or other bean-derived drinks, a study has found.

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Avocado-Soy Pill May Help in OA of Hip

Posted January 8, 2014

A supplement containing extracts of avocado and soybeans showed promise as a structure-modifying treatment for hip osteoarthritis (OA), a French randomized trial suggested.

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Scientists hope new soy flour will reduce dementia risk

Posted October 18, 2013

Scientists in Loughborough and Indonesia have developed a new soy-based flour product they hope will improve memory in older age and reduce the risk of dementia.

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Tempeh: A highly nutritious and protein-rich fermented soy product

Posted October 7, 2013

Tempeh is a fermented soy product of Indonesian origin. It is made from cooked and dehulled soybeans and culturing agents and is characterized by its distinctive texture and solid consistency. Tempeh remains a staple in the diet of many Indonesians, though it is also becoming popular in the West due to its numerous health benefits.

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Effects of Soy Isoflavones with Calcium, Vitamin D, and Inulin on Bone Metabolism

Posted August 15, 2013

In a retrospective study involving 28 post-menopausal women (median age: 67 years), 3 months of daily supplementation with a mixture of calcium (500 mg), 25-hydroxyvitamin D (300 IU), inulin (3 g), and soy isoflavones (40 mg) was found to markedly increase daily calciuria (+60%), while reducing parathormone levels (-18%), and reducing collagen telopeptide (-17%).

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Scientists Learn How Soy Foods Protect Against Colon Cancer

Posted August 6, 2013

University of Illinois scientists have evidence that lifelong exposure to genistein, a bioactive component in soy foods, protects against colon cancer by repressing a signal that leads to accelerated growth of cells, polyps, and eventually malignant tumors.

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Soy and Tomato Combo May Be Effective in Preventing Prostate Cancer

Posted May 9, 2013

Tomatoes and soy foods may be more effective in preventing prostate cancer when they are eaten together than when either is eaten alone, said a University of Illinois study.

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Soy-based Compound May Reduce Tumor Cell Proliferation in Colorectal Cancer

Posted April 13, 2013

The development of colorectal cancer (CRC) is largely driven by cellular signaling in the Wnt pathway, a network of proteins critical to cellular growth. Hyperactivity of the Wnt signaling pathway occurs in more than 85 percent of colon and rectal cancers. Previous research has shown that genistein, a natural supplement containing soy, modulates Wnt signaling through epigenetic mechanisms.

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Soy-rich diet may help women’s lung cancer survival

Posted March 27, 2013

Women who have a diet that is packed with soy prior to diagnosis with certain cancers may have longer survival rates, according to new research.

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Higher Soy Intake Prior To Lung Cancer Diagnosis Linked To Longer Survival In Women

Posted March 26, 2013

New results from a large observational follow-up study conducted in Shanghai, China, indicate that women with lung cancer who consumed more soy food prior to their cancer diagnosis lived longer than those who consumed less soy. The study, published March 25 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, provides the first scientific evidence that soy intake has a favorable effect on lung cancer survival.

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