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Soy Products and Cruciferous Vegetables Reduce Breast Cancer Treatment Symptoms

Soy products and cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, kale, and Brussels sprouts reduce treatment-related side effects among breast cancer survivors, according to research published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.

Eating Soy Instead of Dairy Benefits Health and Economy

Plant-based dietary patterns that exclude dairy and include soy prevent major chronic diseases and impart a large financial savings on health care, according to new research presented at a conference in Brussels.

Soy Linked to Breast Cancer Survival

Intake of soy by breast cancer patients is associated with improved survival rates, according to a study published in Cancer.

Vegan Diets Protect Against Prostate Cancer

A vegetarian diet lowers your risk for prostate cancer, according to a study published online this month in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Legumes Reduce Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Adding legumes to your diet may reduce your risk for colorectal cancer, according to a meta-analysis published in Scientific Reports. Researchers examined 14 studies encompassing 1,903,459 participants.

Poultry and Fish Increase Risk for Gout

Protein from poultry and fish may increase the risk of developing gout, according to a study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology. Researchers assessed the diets of 63,257 people as part of the Singapore Chinese Health Study and monitored incidences of gout.

Plant-Based Foods Increase Breast Cancer Survival

A new report on breast cancer survival favors plant-based eating, as presented by the World Cancer Research Fund International's Continuous Update Project.

Soy Does Not Affect Puberty

Soy products do not affect onset of menarche for girls, according to a new study in the Nutrition Journal

Researchers Issue Stronger Guidelines for Preventing Cancer

A group of researchers concluded it's best to limit or avoid alcohol, dairy products, red and processed meat, and meats cooked at high temperatures - all foods that increase cancer risk.

Plant-Based Foods Prevent Hip Fractures

Vegetables, fruits, and soy products appear to protect against hip fractures

Soy Products Improve Survival in Women with Lung Cancer

Soy products can improve survival from lung cancer, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Soy Protects Against Breast Cancer

Higher levels of soy product consumption do not increase the risk of breast cancer recurrence and may in fact reduce the risk, compared with lower intakes, according to a review published this month.

Soy Reduces Inflammation

A study in this month's Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics shows that soy products have a marked anti-inflammatory effect.

New Study Shows Soy Products Protect Women from Breast Cancer Recurrence

A new report in the July edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that women previously diagnosed with breast cancer have less risk of cancer recurrence if they consume soy products.

Soy Isoflavones Help Reduce Hot Flashes

Women dealing with hot flashes have found relief from soy products, according to a new study published in the journal Menopause.

Soy Decreases Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Women consuming the most soy products have a lower risk of breast cancer recurrence, according to a new study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Vegetables, Fruits, Soy Help Prevent Breast Cancer

Consumption of soy, fruits, and vegetables helps reduce the risk of developing breast cancer, according to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Soy Protects Against Lung Cancer

Soy consumption may help fight lung cancer, according to a new study. Researchers in the Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Study looked at 76,661 participants' lifestyle factors and lung cancer risk and found that those who consumed the most soy had the lowest risk of lung cancer.

Soy Boosts Survival in Breast Cancer Patients

Soy consumption improves breast cancer survival, according to a report in today's Journal of the American Medical Association.

Soy Intake Decreases Risk of Hip Fractures

In a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, intake of soy products reduced the risk of hip fractures as much as 36 percent among women who consumed more than the least amount of soy.

Soy Reduces Cholesterol in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

A study in next month's Journal of Nutrition found that consumption of soy protein may help people with type 2 diabetes lower their cholesterol levels.

Soy Has No Effect on Men's Testosterone

A recent meta-analysis that will be published in the journal Fertility and Sterility showed that neither soy foods nor isoflavone supplements from soy affect testosterone levels in men.

Soy Decreases Cancer Risk for Men and Women

Soy intake reduces the risk of prostate cancer and breast cancer in men and women, respectively, according to two new studies that will be released tomorrow in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Soy Intake in Childhood Reduces Breast Cancer Risk Later in Life

A new study looking at more than 1,500 Asian-American women living in California and Hawaii showed that those with the highest intake of soy during childhood (younger than 12 years old) had a 60 percent lower risk of developing breast cancer later in life.

Consumption of Smoked and Cured Meat Linked to Leukemia

A new study shows that consumption of cured and smoked meat and fish is correlated to the risk of leukemia, the most common form of cancer in children, while higher consumption of vegetables and bean-curd is associated with reduced risk.

Breast Cancer Epidemic Looms in China

China is on the cusp of a breast cancer epidemic, according to the current issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Soy Foods Lower the Risk for Ovarian Cancer

A new study from the American Journal of Epidemiology finds that soy foods may lower the risk for ovarian cancer.

Vegetarian Diets Help Type 2 Diabetes

Vegetarian diets provide a nutrient combination that is likely to be beneficial in treating diabetes and preventing complications, according to a review in the September supplement of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.


Today's Journal of the American Medical Association reports that a vegetarian diet incorporating soluble fiber, soy protein, almonds, and plant sterol ester-enriched margarine lowers serum cholesterol concentrations about as effectively as cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.